Wednesday, March 16, 2011
(To those of you who don't submerge yourselves in the blogging world, and the writing world: WIP stands for Work in Progress. And naturally, my current WIP is Prison Nation. Also referred to as PN.)
My paper print-out sits on my desk next to me. Waiting. I wanted to dive right into tearing its pages apart and scribbling with my red pen last weekend. Then I realized I needed to give us a little space. I needed to let the love linger, and if I started to re-hash it right after that extra long editing round I had just finished, the love would shrivel and die. Again. So, it sits unopened. And taunts me.
Right now I am beta reading for a friend. (Keary, you are awesome!) and am loving the mental break from my own WIP. Not to mention loving her WIP... Every evening when I am done with the reading of her WIP, I find myself itching to dig back into mine. I have ideas, things to fix, things to relish. But I cannot let myself until I finish hers. Ooo restrictions.
I have started to get feedback from some of my beta readers too! Two of them devoured the book within a day of me sending it to them and now I wait for all of their feedback to get to me.. ahem. One has given some bits here and there, and a few I am really going to dig into. The other betas are still working on reading it. Let me say, its really strange, knowing I finally sent the whole thing out to people. That they are reading it, experiencing it, loving or hating it. I almost don't know how I feel.
And now I have people asking me about when the book will be ready for purchase. Ok: I have no idea. There you go! I am still editing. Trying to make it shine. After that... its a bit foggy. I am trying to decide if I do want to market it around to some agents, or go indie with it and self-publish. There are so many pros and cons to each path. Its a hard decision! Any tips or thoughts or advice from you out there would be very much welcome...
Last item of note. Keary and I are working together on making a cover for PN. I am really liking it. If anything, it will work as an awesome place holder for PN, if a different cover ever comes into existence. Once we fix a few things on it, I will post it here for you all to see. Most likely during a WIP day, of course!
Now, get back to your own WIP!