What’s Up Wednesday #1

So I’ve seen a few other writing blogs that do a Writing Wednesday or a WIP Wednesday and I wanted to do something similar but different. So here you have the first What’s Up Wednesday!

And what will I talk about in What’s Up Wednesday. What’s up with my writing of course. This is a writing blog after all. 😉

Well, I’ve given my current WIP a new working title of Moon Dragons. Sounds a lot better than Dragons in Space space space space! And I’m currently up to over 30,000 words out of about 70,000. I really have no clue how long this is going to be but I’m pretty sure I’m not quiet half way through the story yet.

I was hoping to get a lot more words on the page the last few days but I got caught up in the beginning stages of developing two of my main alien characters. At first I wanted to make them “simply evil” but after reading that character book I reviewed last post I realized that would not be a good idea. So I had to come up with some basic motivations and reasons for why they do what they will eventually do, which I’m not 100% sure of yet. 😀

And now for a few lines from Moon Dragons:

Sonya looked over her shoulder at her teacher Master Abdul… “I don’t think I can do it, sir.”


“And why not?”

She swallowed the lump in her throat. “I’m afraid of heights, sir,” she whispered.

Master Abdul let out a belly laugh. “You want to fly in space but you’re afraid of heights?”

Sonya shrugged. “There’s no gravity in space, sir. No falling down.”


Also, some links about writing awesomeness I’d like to share.
First, Chuck Wendig dispenses awesome writing advice. The first I’d like to share is this: 

HOW TO PUSH PAST THE BULLSHIT AND WRITE THAT GODDAMN NOVEL: A VERY SIMPLE NO-FUCKERY WRITING PLAN TO GET SHIT DONE (his title, not mine)

And this: 

25 WAYS TO BE A HAPPY WRITER (OR, AT LEAST, HAPPIER)

He’s a smart man and he writes good books. I just reviewed one this week in fact. 🙂
And that is all for now friends! Have a Happy Writer’s Wednesday!
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