Eight Sentence Sunday #16

I present to you Eight Sentence Sunday, a blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. This is some writing from the novel I’m writing for Camp NNWM: Conwomen.

They took the jewels to their accomplice. Ken had, in their opinion, an unhealthy obsession with cats and jewels. No comments would be made to indicate these thoughts though since he paid excellent money for both when they could be found.

Cho stood in front of the door, letting the bio scanner and her costume do their job. With a ding and loud unlocking sound the door swung open, revealing a lovely clean home with plenty of light, pleasant decorations, and a cat on every flat surface.

“Why do you live around here, yet have a flat that looks like one of those tabloid covers?”

“The question is why not Regina! With half of the money you can get twice the results in this part of the city.” The middle aged man walked around a corner with a glass of what looked like milk, a glass he almost dropped when he saw who was really standing in front of him.

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Murder She Wrote

There are three major writing projects going on at the moment.  You can expect many updates on these in upcoming posts.

1) Zee has a finished first draft.  It is in the editing stages.  Major editing stages.  It’s missing huge sections, some minor plots were completely dropped in the middle, the side characters are a bit flat, etc.  But the first draft is done and the editing is going. Slowly.  You know at one point in my life I thought that editing was a lot of fun? That was also the time when I would spend days on one page.  Perfection is the enemy of production.

2) Jewel Stealing Space Cats just got a full outline half way through writing! Hurrah! I threw out 10k words, wrote 10k new words, and wrote the outline.  Gotta finish the first draft.  Bonus: the outline is reasonable so the draft should not contain the huge missing sections that Zee does. Progress!

3) Murder Mystery.  I’m not sure what the title is, or even what the name of the main character is.  I’ve been actively plotting this for a week with tons of progress being made.  I can already tell that it’s going to be a better novel than Zee or JSSC.  (Both of those stories have potential. They just need large amounts of editing.)  The one sentence blurb is:

“A hard boiled female detective must solve the first mystery on the moon colonies.”

Would you read that book?