Not my usual thing to talk about, but I’m going to give it a go.
The current title of my W.I.P. is J-Org-3. Shall I explain, or not? Nah! Not unless someone out there is really, really, really curious as to the meaning.
I have been writing this piecemeal for about four months now. Yes, I know. To my esteemed colleagues of the “full-time writers club” it will seem like I should have already finished the first draft and perhaps the first revision. Well I haven’t and I’m not bothered about it. This story will be told in its own good time.
For this particular story I have abandoned the linear writing process.
I did start at the beginning, and I have an overall arc for the story, but… I am writing the story as scenes and not necessarily in order. They say that a change is as good as a rest, and it would appear that this is quite a restful process.
Having reached the stage where an opening chapter could be produced, I posted the first draft on the O.W.W. (Online Writing Workshop) and have thus far received four reviews – all positive and all indicating an interest in reading more, which is rather cool.
What is it about?
Allow me to quote the summary written by one of the reviewers – “A clever, (normally) smart-mouthed, technically-minded young man is caught stealing something, then rescued and actually sort of tricked into heading off into space on the Resurrection, by a sentient, shape-changing blob/card, that communicates by coloured lights, unless it has access to screens.”
The reviewer further states “…we have no idea why he was ‘chosen’ or where he’s headed to, nor why–though he’s obviously not a regular member of the crew. Good reasons to read on.”
Comments like that only add fuel to the desire to finish the story and as a result I am actually managing to find/make time to do some of the writing necessary to achieve that goal.
I call this “happy writing”.
‘Onwards and upwards’ – though not quite – ‘to infinity and beyond’.