Tell me about your WiP …

DebE —  May 13, 2012 — 5 Comments

Got an “Elevator Pitch”? Got that back cover blurb sorted? Draw me in (and anyone else who happens to come by). Come on, let’s get excited …

Feel free to say how many words you’re (officially) up to (and, if you can, even an estimate of how many you’ve actually written, so far). Expected completion date for the current draft? Any secrets to how you plan to meet that target?

I wanna know. Seriously, I do.

I think reading other people’s stories of determination will help fire up mine. And, hopefully others’ as well.

So go to it … Make this super-short, super-uninformative post my most active post to date … you know you want to.

Feel free to include a link to where we can get a taste, too, if you like to share.

[Super seedy voice]: Don’t fight it, it works for the both of us …




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

5 responses to Tell me about your WiP …


    Victorian London–When Ryker Mayson–an independent inventor–comes across the dead body of a Head Inventor from the League of Inventors, his life becomes more complicated than he could ever imagine. Murder, lies, and deceit become all too familiar as Ryker searches to find out who is behind these deaths, and why.

    With the help of Wendell–his Gnomish best friend–he scours the city in search of whomever is lurking in the city’s shadows, slaying unsuspecting inventors for taking part in a tragic injustice.

    There’s a basic idea/start for the description of the first book in my London Darkness series– London Darkness: Infernal Inventions.

    Words: 57,000+
    Release Date: End of May/Early June.


      Your Ryker/Wendell relationship reads to me a little like a Holmes/Watson one … should be some fun in that. Ooh, and the “slaying unsuspecting inventors for taking part in a tragic injustice” makes me think a little bit of “The Crow”.
      So, you’ve got a Steampunk murder-mystery … should be fun, and I could see it turning into a successful series (not just a trilogy).


    Yeah, blurbs are bloody hard. I do find it fun to condense the key dramatic points into a few sentences, though. Also helpful to remind myself of my overall plan, since I do find I can get bogged down in the details at times.


      Yeah, it’s hard sometimes to figure out how much information to include without giving away too much about the story. It’s VERY hard to condense a 50,000+ word story into just a few sentences.

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