My Works-in-Progress

Over the course of this past year, I haven’t really written anything outside of pieces that were being submitted to magazines for publication. Meaning, I haven’t started writing a new book, at least, not until my collection In the Mid-Hours came out.

Since that book release, I’ve started up three different projects. Yes, I went from dirt nothing, to planning three pretty different works.

My first WIP (work-in-progress) is a book I’ve been fighting with myself to write for a little over two years now. Why? The title was my senior quote, and in my quest to never look dumb in from of classmates I never see or think about anymore, I have to write it. It wasn’t so much the title that was the problem, it was more so the page number I also put into the quote. I didn’t know what to write, and I honestly still don’t, but right now, it’s currently going to hold all my publication pieces/pieces I’ve written since the pandemic started.

The second WIP I have is going to be a novel in verse. This book is more research than it is writing. I’ve never written a novel in verse, and I haven’t really read many either, so before I begin diving head first into it, I wanted to familiarize myself. I have plot sections planned out, and plans branching out from each plot section too, so I’d say the foundation is looking pretty well. The idea is to focus on a queer relationship through understanding identity, finding love, and navigating religious trauma.

And finally my third WIP: a themed poetry collection. This one is getting allll the love right now. I’m trying to crank out 68 more pages in 20 more days, so I can edit and finalize everything for a submissions period that opens up in January. It’s alot of stressing and very last minute, but so far I’m liking how everything is turning out. I didn’t after the first 30 pages, though, and actually went to scrap a good half of the plans I made to go in a different direction. But it’s alright! Sometimes those edits are just necessary.

I’ll be sure to try and make an update every now and then with how my progress is going. I occasionally share snippets over on my Instagram if anyone’s interested in that.

Are you working on anything big currently? Let me know in the comments!

Published by Robin

Poetry author from Pennsylvania

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