I now have the first drafts of three chapters almost written. And coming soon -- exciting information about my nonfiction project -- plus, ways you can help me with it! (I know, that would be more exciting if you knew what it was. Don't worry, more info soon. Stay tuned!)
Contemporary fantasy/paranormal romance
I'm starting to get antsy about not having sent my manuscript back to the agent who requested the rewrites. The agent requested rewrites back in January; I wrote frantically in January and February, and then started finding readers to help me out. Elana's edits helped me a great deal, and now I am anxiously awaiting two other readers' thoughts to see if I got the characterization and so forth working again.
Do you think I should be getting antsy, or am I just being paranoid that too much time is passing?
I've been slowly editing my NaNo novel, and I have the feeling I know what part of my problem is. My characters are fairly healthy, angst-free people. They have problems, sure, but their problems are external. These are not characters tormented by things they are or have done.
What do you think I should do? Start creating tortured backstories? The characters do get...well, mistreated as the story goes on, so I think it's going to gain momentum for me. Maybe I should wait and see if that happens before I get out the thumbscrews. Try something new and all that...
So dear Reader, what are you working on? Are you using psychology in your project? I'd love to hear about it, either way!