I've declared November to be National "Work on my WIPs" Writing Month
, or NaWoWriMo. It's sort of like NaNoWriMo, only with more of a lisp.
I've started out well. I hammered together a thousand words for Dawning Light 14, and this chapter is much more upbeat that past chapters, thankfully. I'm done with doing mean (fictional) things to (fictional) children. This chapter is going to be a good one, and we get some plot movement. Fun times.
I've also mapped out the next chapter of Physics of the Spin. I'm not utterly certain that doing a Ronon POV is a good idea as I have never really understood that character, but I'm trying. I'm also going to address Sam Carter's suspicions of Rory (from chapter 11)... I'm a little worried because it looks like Sam might be jealous of Rory and Rory's already verging a bit on Mary Sue territory... so I have to do that delicately. But maybe
to an outsider it could be seen like that. Say you're Sam Carter. Say you've worked as hard as you could over a career in the military and in science, and in comes this young thing who's smarter than you without the hard work. Doesn't a little bit of envy cross your mind? Especially if you were stuck in another galaxy for months on end while your former team is falling over themselves for this kid?
(okay so yes, I know that Rory has the potential to be more
than bordering on Mary Sue. Trust me, there's a point of some kind to be had.)
I mean, McKay can be jealous all he wants. He's (somewhat) threatened by his own sister's intelligence. But with Sam it's different. Gender politics in fic are hard to balance.
What else am I working on.... Yeah, trying to write Inevitable. Those last four chapters are just stuck in my head.
Those are my WIPs that are going to be updated this month. I might also work on a few one-shots... I've got some ideas. We'll see.
TL;DR: 1,000 words today!