The Work-in-Progress (WIP) is something all artists are familiar with. You always know that something will be finished eventually, and where you want it to go, but it's not quite there yet.
I have several works-in-process right now. The Truth and the Spy that I posted yesterday, plus two outlines that I finished last week. I've recently started turning one of those outlines into a real book. I'm still thinking about a title, but it's about a couple who were really in love, who parted ways with broken hearts, only to find each other again ten years later. I'm a romantic at heart. I love people who get together in the end. The last episode of Dawson's Creek made me so happy (not even a huge fan of the show, but I was so glad Joey chose Pacey!), Luke and Lorelai getting back together at the end of Gilmore Girls also made me happy, just not to the extent of Joey/Pacey (I blame the whole last season of GG and its show runners).
Anyway, my two lead characters, Xander and Charlotte (Charlie) were high school sweethearts. He was poor and she was rich (tale as old as time, right?), but that wasn't the reason they broke up. The reason is a secret only Xander knows, and it changes their lives forever. When they come back together for a friend's wedding, secrets bubble up, and it could either bring them back together, or destroy them even more.
I'm so glad that this outline is complete because if it wasn't, I don't know that I would know where to take it. I finished chapter one today, and began working on chapter two. I love that I can work on my book anywhere from my phone. I have an HTC Rhyme (though I'm thinking of upgrading soon), but when I first got it, I was stunned when I got the Google Drive app, and I could write on my phone. I wrote most of my first book on my phone, and a lot of my second book on my phone. Since I can't get to my Google account at my day job, I use my phone when I'm on my break. If I get over half of this book written on my phone, I'll think that's hilarious.
Yesterday, I shared the first chapter of the second Spy Sisters book. I won't be sharing anything else today, story-wise, but I'll be glad when this work-in-progress is a finished product. Since the outline has been finished, the actual writing is going to easy.
If you want to be a writer, and have a story idea, I can't stress enough how important an outline is. I'm getting more done faster with my story because of it.