Work-in-Progress Wednesday: 9/29/2010

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Welcome back for another installment of the weekly theme I like to call “WIP Wednesday,” in which I report on the general progress of my own writing. I invite you to adopt this theme on your own blog or if you feel so inclined, share your own progress in the comments. Please bear with me over the next couple of weeks as I find an appropriate structure for these posts.

What I’m Doing:

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me. Workshop is beginning to get into full swing over at MMC. I’ve got about a week to decide what piece I’d like to use for my first workshop date. I’m deciding between two, which I’ll explain a bit more in the following section. So, thus far in the semester, I’ve written three short story pieces. I’d like to rework all of them, but we’ll see what time allows.

Where I’m At:

As I mentioned, my first workshop date is approaching quickly (I have to send my first piece out to my classmates next week). I’ve written three pieces for the class thus far and am deciding between two for this first workshop date. Both of them are currently untitled, so I’ll offer a brief description of each.

  • “Short Story POV”: This piece was written from an earlier piece in which I had to write about a Saturday morning. This piece is that same Saturday morning, written through the point of view of the bus driver in the first piece. The first draft turned out much better than I had anticipated, and although I’d like to use it for workshop, I’m not sure how to revise it.
  • “Untitled”: I wrote this very early (3:42 a.m.) the other morning while my upstairs neighbor was keeping me awake. It’s different from what I usually write and is only about a page and a half long. The only word I can think of to describe it is “different.”

I’ll post both of these pieces over the next couple of days, on the Creative Writing page and in their own entries. I think, because of the lack of time, I may use the second piece for the first workshop. We’ll see, though. It’s always a tough decision.