Kate started doing this, and then Elana took up the torch, and then I caught Annie doing it too. So what the heck, right? We'll see what happens.
I usually have several works in progress at any given time. So here's the tally at present:
Contemporary fantasy/paranormal romance (can't decide) that I'm waiting for some friends to finish reading so I can make appropriate changes and send the rewrites out. (Elana, have I mentioned yet today how much your editing helped? ;-)
NaNo Novel is at about 65,000 words, which is obviously much too short. I was feeling pretty apathetic about it. Not sure why. These are the least angst-ridden characters I've ever created. Could that have something to do with it? Or perhaps I was writing so fast during NaNo that I never had the chance to really get the colors and flavors of each scene, and now I'm still having trouble doing that. I did switch the novel over from third person to first person, and that seems to be helping, at least with my feelings of apathy, at least somewhat. I am also hoping that as I get farther into the novel I'll feel more enthused.
Nonfiction project - I've gotten the first drafts of two chapters mostly written. Since writing is harder than editing for me, I'm trying to write several chapters at a time.
Now let me talk about my very serious, very GINORMOUS problem when it comes to my WIPs. The Internet. I knew when the internet went wireless that I was in trouble. Before, I'd sit down with my laptop, play a couple of games of solitaire, and then be good to go. Now I'll get out my WIP. And then I have to check my email. And then I have to check Facebook. And then I have to check RallyStorm. And then I have to check my email again. And then I wonder why I never get anything done.
I need one of these:
Ugh. What do you guys do to deal with the siren call of the internet?