Welcome to the second day of WIP Week, where we check in on what’s happening with my current works-in-progress.
Our WIP for the day was written during NaNoWriMo 2011 as an Agatha Christie-esque mystery and suspense thriller, featuring a call-center agent from Manila who finds her inner heroine after uncovering her true identity as an heiress for an important political family. Unfortunately for readers like us, Veronica – the story – reached 50k at the end of November with plot holes galore and a constantly re-written first chapter that can’t decide for itself what it’s supposed to be. Can this manuscript be saved?
What else is going on? Frankly, the characters need a lot of help to elevate them from cartoonish good/bad guys. (The exceptions being Nica, Dean, Linus, and Attorney Kunimoto, which worries me.) The mystery itself – which involves a cover-up for a pharmaceutical conspiracy – could also use more work, and the killer (or killers?) must stop acting so damned obvious.