We've got a new blogger to visit -- a writer who is both funny and sweet. Go say hello to her at http://apprentice-writer.blogspot.com/
Happy to report that... Oh, screw it. You don't care if I go to the gym daily, do you? You want to know how my wip is coming along.
Here's me focusing *deep breath*
The word count on The Elements of Attraction has topped the 24,000 mark. I'm not doing the 70 Days of Sweat challenge - mostly because I don't like the name.
Sweat? Yuck. If it were the 70 Days of Sheen, maybe... or 70 Days of Writing-Induced-Glow, I'd be in.
Of course I jest. See this post for the real reason.
But I digress.
The challenge for me with Elements is that I have no idea how long this story is/should be. I know it won't be a full-length novel. I know it's not a short story. It may reach 30,000 - which is what I estimated for on my word meter - but it may stretch to 35 or 40,000. Which leads me to speculate; should I try and push it to 50,000, or maybe 60,000? Can I add enough plot twists to turn it into category length? Do I want to?? I haven't mastered the sub-plot yet... is this the time?
My other dilemma - will it be hot enough for EC? At this point, it doesn't look good. Which is ironic since the original story idea was definitely an EC -- it just morphed and grew into something different. I've asked a few friends this question already, but I'd like to put it out to you all in another ~
UNOFFICIAL POLL: When you write a new piece, do you have a specific publishing house/line in mind therefore write to their submission requirements, or do you just write the story and worry about finding a home for it later, even it means changing word-counts, heat levels, etc.?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Oh - and go check out Nicholas's latest post for a head-shaking chuckle.