Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Announcing the completion of two WIPs

Well folks, Baby Boy Paxton finally put in his appearance on July 2nd at 8:05 p.m.  He was five days late, but because he's so cute and so unbelievably sweet and I find myself getting lost in the depths of his ancient new eyes at least a dozen times a day, I'll forgive him.  I guess he's not really a complete WIP, but you could say the outline has been roughed in and it's a truly wondrous thing.

As for my writing, I sort of feel like I'm cheating saying that I finished my WIP before Baby Boy put in his appearance because I haven't, not really.  However, I finished all but the final chapter. I feel like I need to wait until I complete my first round of edits before I write that final chapter.  I'm not sure why, but I'm trusting my instincts/muse/whatever you want to call it on this one.  So, yeah, I guess for all intents and purposes the first draft of my WIP is complete.

As for my revisions on SEEDS, well, I have a two year old, a newborn, a husband and a house and I completed my WIP less than two weeks ago.  Needless to say, since revising the first chapter in early June I haven't touched SEEDS and I'm not sure when I'm going to get to it.  It's a little frustrating because I do want to move forward in my writing journey. However, I'm trying to remind myself to enjoy the time that I have with my baby and my daughter right now.  I'm learning they grow up way too fast and those moments aren't something you can't recapture and those moments are what make a worthwhile life.

I'm back in the blogosphere, but my posts are going to be sporadic at best.  I've been dropping by everyone's blogs the last few days, but I haven't had a chance to leave comments, just a quick skim to see how everyone is doing.  Glad to see that for the most part all is well with all of you.

I'll try to get back to commenting and posting regularly as soon as I can.


Jennifer Shirk said...

Aww...congrats!!! He does look sweet. :)

Nicole MacDonald said...

Congratulations on both accounts :)

Old Kitty said...

Oh Wow! Oh he is adorable!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! He is beyond perfect! Well done you and baby!

And good luck with your other WIP! :-)

Welcome back!!!!! But do take things easy.

Take care

Lisa of In Pencil said...

He is too cute. Congratulations!

Joanne said...

Congratulations! Raising my coffee cup in a toast, wishing you and your beautiful baby the very best :)

Laura Marcella said...

Congratulations, Angie! He is so sweet! Enjoy time with your family!

Congrats on finishing your WiP, too!

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Dawn said...

Oh. My. Gosh. He's a doll. Congrats!

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laughingwolf said...

grats mama! job very well done, no doubt an amazing feat :)

you're right, the do grow quickly and are the most important in life... so the writing can darn well wait its turn ;)

wb, angie... fret not about comments, what you have are much more critical :D

Jen said...

Congratulations!!! What an adorable newcomer, and how gorgeous do you look!!!

Sarah Callejo said...

Ooooh, congratulations!!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

yay yay yay!

Congratulations! On everything!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Huge congrats, Angie!!!!! He's too gorgeous for words!!

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS Angie!!!! He's GORGEOUS!!! And, oh, the ancient eyes was a sweet description. I'm so happy for you. :)

(sorry I'm so late getting to you...we've been away on a long 3+ week vacation...I'm trying to catch up)

Also, I just read your previous post about the agent calling you...Double YAY! It is not common, especially if this is a top tier agent. For her to spend that much time with you was a real gift...she IS interested.

My advice? Take you time, put some careful thought into how you can use her suggestions to make your MS the best it can be. Polish it, have a few (trusted/talented/honest) CP's look at it, polish it some more...THEN resubmit. Do NOT rush it (don't just quickly make the changes she mentioned and send it back) ... do it right. It isn't a race...it's about getting it where it needs to be. You'll only get that one (more) chance. (I didn't read the comments...so perhaps a bunch of others already said this. In which case, I apologize for being redundant.)



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Congratulations! Hope he is fine and self-confident! Has he got the news of your blogging mania?

nick said...

Now the work really begins!