I Say WIP it… WIP it Good! (Back on the Chain Gang)

Time for another blog chain posting. This chain topic was selected by Abi.

Leah Clifford wrote the previous link and Jessica Verday (whose book cover was just revealed!) will be up next.

The questions are:

  1. What writing related things have you done in the past?
  2. What WIPs are you working on now?
  3. Do you have anything brewing for the future?
  4. Are you setting any writing goals or resolutions for 2009?

What writing related things have you done in the past?

I’ve done a variety of writing projects. In high school, I was the editor-in-chief of our school newspaper. I also won creative writing awards, primarily for my poetry, but also for a few other things, including a script for a comedy called Feuding Families where “Sudden Death” took on a sinisterly literal meaning.

In college, I continued to write and publish poems in our school’s literary magazine.Β  Once I started medical training, my writing took a more technical turn as I compiled case presentations and lectures.

And, of course, THE EDGE OF MEMORY is currently out on submission with several agents.

I also posted my first book (THE TWO FLOWERS) here on my blog for your amusement.

What WIPs are you working on now?

My current project is suspenseful women’s fiction, tentatively titled “Enter Like a Needle.” It’s the story of a pediatrician (like myself) whose kids are being secretly harmed by a patient’s mother who is out for revenge. The doctor’s trying to figure out who’s responsible and protect her kids, but everyone– including her husband– think she’s the guilty one.

Do you have anything brewing for the future?

Of course. But I think I’m going to be cagey about that. πŸ˜‰

Are you setting any writing goals or resolutions for 2009?

Why, yes! As a matter of fact, I just posted some writing resolutions that you can actually KEEP on the new QueryTracker.net blog. πŸ™‚

I’m not making any resolutions about finding an agent or getting a contract, because I have very limited control over that. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep working my tail off to achieve it.Β  Meanwhile, I keep stewing on marketing ideas. I have lots of marketing plans for THE EDGE OF MEMORY, and it sure would be exciting to put them into action!

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9 Responses

  1. Interesting to read about some of your past writing projects, and can’t wait to hear more about your WIP as you continue to make progress on it!

  2. LOL! Love the title of this post! (And that song…could you make up some writerly lyrics? I know you can! ;)) Anyway, fun, as always.

  3. Now I have that song in my head!!! Good thing it’s one of my faves πŸ˜€ Loved hearing about your past writing projects πŸ™‚ Going to go check out your post on the QT blog. Good luck with your writing goals this year!

  4. Looking forward to reading your WIP!

  5. OMG…Devo! Boy, do I remember that song. HA! Nice post. And your new project sounds kind of intense…ooooh. Good luck with it and everything else this year. πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome title! And even more awesome first book. LOL — I really enjoyed that! It was indeed fun to read about your past projects, and you know I’m looking forward to more of ELaN!

  7. *raises hand* I am officially offering my beta services, if needed. I recently discovered Tess Gerritson a few months back and just love, LOVE her stuff. Your new WIP sounds oh, so good! Want. To. Read. Now.

  8. LOVE the title! Though I’m pretty sure I’m partial being that my blog is Ghostwriting the WIP πŸ˜‰

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