Mar 08 2012

WIP Progress Report: March 8, 2012

My WIP progress report for March and late February is right here!  Did you all miss me?

Posted Works

No posted works since last time. Boo.

WIP Corner

Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead is still being written with the current episode, “Fever Five,” still on the drawing board.  I had spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B within the context of the story arc, and I find myself wondering if I might’ve written myself into a hole, here.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time working on Star Trek: The New Threat with my recent pick up of the latest series of Doctor Who.  The next series is due to come out in a month or so, and I’m eager to watch it (and yet not eager because Amy and Rory are departing this year!) in order to find my inner Doctor so I can begin writing and finishing the story.

The aforementioned eighth episode, “Fever Five” is about halfway done.  The eleventh episode, “A Piece of Their Action,” already has the teaser and Act One completed.  I really fell in love with the story concept for “Piece,” which is a follow-up to TOS’ “A Piece of the Action.”  I’m really excited about writing this two-part story after I finish with the four-episode story arc I’m working on in “Fever Five.”

Star Trek: Linear’s “From Both Side of the Plate” is also in an outline stage.  I did write a couple thousand words of a prologue for it.  I’m not 100% satisfied with the result, though.

Prep Work

I’ve been reading a lot more baseball-based stories recently.  I highly recommend Dirk Hayhurst‘s “The Bullpen Gospels” and his second, most recent outing, “Out of My League.”  They give a very unvarnished view of professional baseball’s minor league system in the same vein as Richard B. Lyttle’s “A Year in the Minors.”  Except that this is told from the perspective of a ballplayer as opposed to someone observing ballplayers; providing a much better insight into the mindset and personality of an observant member of that very small club of professionals.

Productivity Killers

With sadness, my radio show is on hiatus for a while.  My Starfleet chapter, USS Gygax, needed to put out a newsletter for March and I spent the last two weeks doing layouts and working with members of that chapter to get it ready for publishing on March 1st.

The biggest killer of my writing productivity may be my upcoming planned trip to the United Kingdom near the end of March/beginning of April.  I am to be there for 2-3 weeks on a work assignment, so I don’t know what that will do to my writing schedule as I will most likely be fighting off jet lag once I arrive.

I’m looking forward to the trip, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve never been outside of the US, so this is a big deal.  I always thought my first international trip would be to the Great White North, but I’ll take the UK in a heartbeat.