Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Jen's post pulled a white rabbit, and the poor girl has got to wait until after work to do a new one. So you all are stuck with me for now. Mruwahahahaha...

As I didn't really have a topic in mind today, this is going to be a totally random post.

So I've found myself starting yet another story. This is kind of strange for me as I usually only work on one WIP at a time. That I have two vying for attention is just odd. But two stories -in different genres- popped in my head and they both want out. Like now. What's a girl to do?

Unfortunately, I don't have any experience juggling two WIP. So I am asking all of you. How many WIPs do you all handle at a time? Just one? Many? What are some good tips for getting down more than one WIP? Inquiring minds want to know...

But I am really excited about the newest story. It is an Urban Fantasy, which I've never attempted before. I have NO clue what I am doing, but there is something to be said for going in new direction. Sometime we get so comfortable in our usual genre that we stagnate.

Anyway, that's about all I've got today. (big grin) But I thought I'd leave you with a bit of entertainment. Last night I was writing a scene and for no accountable reason I used the term 'witchiepoo'. Of course, I had to stop and wonder, does anyone even know who Witchiepoo is? Am I the only one who loved, loved, LOVED the Sid and Marty Kroft hour? Have I just majorly dated myself? :)

[ETA: In my age defense, I watched reruns of this show. RERUNS (g)]

In case you DON'T know who Witchiepoo is, or if you'd like to experience a touch of nostalgia, here is the opening to HR Puffnstuff.

Dude, Jimmy, didn't your mom tell you not to get on strange boats? That talk???

And, because, well, we WILL:


  1. OMG, I used to watch this! (and I only watched the reruns, too. (g)) It looks so crappy now, but man, I loved that show. So yep, I'd definitely get the Witchiepoo reference ... but as for handling two or more WIPs at once, I really don't think I could do it. A little side project here and there, maybe, but not fully-fledged novels. My brain would melt.

    So exciting to hear about the urban fantasy - and I can't wait to hear more (hint, hint ...)

  2. Doesn't it though? I watch it know and wonder what I was thinking. But you know what my absolute favorite was? The Land of the Lost. Hello! I loved it so much, I made my mom buy me her outfit and braid my hair that way. Sadly, I was actually scared of the dinosaurs! So lame. My six-year-old would laugh at me.


  3. I always thought I could, you know? Handle more than one wip that is. I did write a short story while working on The Face of A Lion, but I wasn't quite switching back and forth - I just dropped one for a little while. Maybe if I didn't have a day job I might need more than one wip to get me writing on days when the main novel feels stuck. But right now I have a hard enough time just trying to fit writing into my work/family/friends/sleep life...