When You Must WIP It, WIP It Good.


WIPMo PSEUDO SIGN UP Right Here, Y’all!

It sounds like everyone is NaNoWriMoing this November. Writing a whole new novel in the month of November sounds like fun. But November is like twelve minutes away. It’s something I would be all over and I swear I would do it…if only:

1. I wasn’t working on edits or revisions that are taking up ALL THE SPACE in my heart and brainz right now.

2. I wasn’t boobs deep in a WIP that I just can’t lose focus on–especially for a newbie or I’ll LOSE everyyyyything!

3. It didn’t already take every ounce of self-control to not self-edit like a freaktasticle only to get a whopping 200-458 word-count in 30 minutes for #writeclub on a Friday night. 50K+ in a month for a brand new project?! Geeeulp.

4. I had a free live-in nanny

5. I had Jake Gyllenhaal and Gisele Bundchen taking turns massaging my back

Then I could totally do NaNoWriMo right now.  Instead, I am going to get amped up for everyone else doing it. I have no problem cheering on the NaNoers. I am jealous in awe of anyone who can write so fast, footloose and fancy free! GOGOGO You!

Also, I am going to use November as WIP Month. I’ve got to finish my WIP that I’ve been half slacking on and half letting life and other shenanigans get in the way of. And it looks like there are other peeps who are in the same clippership as I. Yay.

Let’s finish what we started guys.

So, who’s with me? Ya with me guys? Everybody WIPMo! Well, Everybody who’s not NaNoWriMoing anyway.

Let’s use the comments section for a PSEUDO SIGN UP.

Name or Fake Name.

Category and Genre.

Current Word Count.

Goal or Estimated Word Count til you write “THE END.”

One sentence to describe what you’ve got going on.

Then throw up your twitter handle (if you want) so you can get secret surprise #WIPMo check-ins from your fellow writers!


WIPMo is pretty chill but sometimes the crack of a whip is fun! I’ll put up a blog each Sunday night so everyone can check in that night or on Monday with their current stats!

P.S. #2

Don’t forget to follow the #WIPMo hashtag and check in Sun night or Mondays on this blog. Our last check in will be Dec. 1.


10 thoughts on “When You Must WIP It, WIP It Good.

  1. I’ll start!
    Name: Ami
    Category/Genre: YA Contemporary
    Current WC: 40,588
    Goal WC: 62,000
    One Sentence: It’s about the guy you hate to love.
    Tweet: @amilouiseallen

    • Me! Me! I love this idea, I’m all over it. 😉
      Name: Joni
      Category/Genre: YA romance/light sci-fi thing (yeah, the genre is a WIP in itself)
      Current Word Count: 44,235
      Goal Word Count: 60,000-65,000
      One Sentence: This is my *very* loose retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, set in a Victorian-inspired world where time is sacred.
      Twitter: @LittleJoni00

    • Name: Ruby
      Category/Genre: YA Contemporary Thriller
      Current WC: 39,682
      Goal WC: 64,000
      One Sentence: WIP is Alias meets Heroes in modern day New York- CIA meets X-Men, if you will.
      Tweet: @rubewrites

  2. Great idea Ami 🙂

    Name: Rachel
    Category/Genre: YA contemporary
    Current Word Count: 27, 347
    Goal Word Count: 50,000
    One Sentence: A girl struggles with the fact her mother thinks her MIA sister will come home after the war [in the Middle East] while juggling that her friends are all going off to college and she’s not…and then her sister comes back. (Wow. That SUCKED. LOL.)
    Twitter: @rachelwrites007

  3. Thanks to the other Rachel above for directing me here! I’m determined to hold myself accountable to finish my WIP!

    Name: Rachel
    Category/Genre: YA contemporary
    Current Word Count: 35K
    Goal Word Count: 60-70K
    One Sentence: I suck at these, but — it’s about a girl who survives a mass shooting and struggles with her how life changes in the aftermath…but I swear it’s not a total sob-fest.
    Twitter: @rlynn_solomon

  4. Yays! I’m so freaking stoked for this! I felt like I was missing out on all the NaNo hype. Awesome idea Ami 🙂

    Name: Sonia
    Catergory/Genre: YA/NA (subject to change based on heat level of sexy time) Psychological Thriller
    Current Word Count: 37,061
    Goal Word Count: 60k-ish
    One Sentence: Grifting faux-fortune teller makes a “prediction” that shatters one man’s life, so he stalks her from town to town, hell bent on revenge.
    Twitter: @SoniaHartl1

  5. Name: Jody
    Catergory/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
    Current Word Count: 30,000
    Goal Word Count: 70,000
    One Sentence: Emma had it all together, until everything fell apart.
    Twitter: @1prncs

  6. Name: Geni
    Category/Genre: YA Magical Realism
    Current Word Count: 39,000
    Goal Word Count: 60,000
    One Sentence: Lucy isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her missing grandmother. But when she stumbles into an impossible garden, she might find both. (Ok, 2 sentences. Sorry).
    Twitter: @agenip

    Thanks for the motivation!

  7. I would love to jump in here too! A day late, but my goal is the same: A finished manuscript by the end of November. And I desperately need the motivation!

    Name: Noelle
    Category/Genre: Contemporary YA Romance
    Current Word Count: 69,000
    Goal Word Count: 80-85K
    One Sentence: The Ugly Truth meets Cinderella…
    Twitter: @NoelleHenryYA

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