Welcome to WiP Wednesday (short for Work in Progress Wednesday), a new weekly blog meme. Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing details of a project I’m working on, whether it’s creative writing, art, web design or home decorating. I’ll ask for advice if I’m having any difficulties too. I’d love for you to join in with me!
Type of project: Creative writing
Working title: Shattered Hearts (The Mirror Universe #1)
Description: I’m working on the first draft of a new adult sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland (sort of Alice meets Star Wars).
Start date: 8th January 2018
Goal completion date: 1st June 2018 (for the first draft)
Progress: I completed the nine grid plan by Cassandra Marshall this week to figure out the basics of my plot, then I worked out what was going to happen in each chapter and each scene. The “skeleton” of my book is there now and I just have to flesh it out by writing each scene at a time. I feel loads happier knowing that most of the plot is mapped out, but of course, I don’t know everything that’s going to happen.
Stumbling blocks: I’m struggling to come up with some of the minor characters at the moment, such as the rest of the starship crew. Hopefully, they will start to become clearer in my mind soon.
What’s next? Writing the first draft, continuing to develop characters and deepen my research as I go.
I’m momentarily disorientated by a shock of white light, the screech of tearing metal and the smell of burning. Another torpedo has blasted a hole in the ship’s cargo hold and I can only watch helplessly as our supplies are sucked into the vacuum of space, along with an unfortunate crew member.
Want to join in?
If you want to take part, simply make a blog post about any project you are working on right now. It could be writing, art & craft, home decorating, design work…anything you like! You don’t have to use the same format I have, but if you’d like to, here’s a code that includes the meme button for you to copy and paste into your text editor.
Don’t forget to link back to this post! Then come back here and post your link in the comments and I will visit your blog. I really look forward to seeing what you’re all up to!
What are you working on this week? Let me know in the comments!