It might be late in the day, but it’s still Wednesday. Let’s stir up some dust.
It’s snowing outside. Again. I am not happy about that. Instead, I’ll tell you what I’ve been working on.
I fully intended to have a manuscript I’m working on, working titled “Wandering Star”, done last month. And then I had two documents to edit drop in my lap, so it had to be put aside. I know that February is a short month, but I am getting “Wandering Star” done this month, dammit. I’m about 3/4th of the way through, even with adding another scene so the ending won’t come so quickly.
I’m also mentally planning the sequel to “Grow Wild”. I actually have the outline for the sequel written already, but I got a new idea for it, and I’m chewing on it, trying to decide which would be more interesting, and how it will fit in with the tone of the story.
There are two other stories I want to plot out this month, titled “Bitter Cold” and “Coffee Spills” for now. “Coffee Spills” has been the hard one, because it’s pretty grimdark, but I just gotta push through it. It helps that “Wandering Star” is lighter in tone, so I don’t feel like I have to wear black eyeliner and listen to the Cure while doing all of my writing–now I only do that for fun!
Had a great weekend, and I’m trying to make this a productive week.
So far, I’ve finished my first round of edits on “Bloodyguilty”, a m/m trans* story that Less Than Three accepted back in October. I ended up adding an entire chapter and a half to it, but I like how the new stuff fits in.
While the editor takes her turn with “Bloodguilty”, I’m working on another short story for Less Than Three. My first scifi piece, I’m taking a lighter tone with it, after doing heavier themes in “Grow Wild” and “Bloodguilty”. I’m having a lot of fun, and if I really kick my own ass, I can have it done by the end of the month.
And speaking of “Grow Wild”, it’s up for preorder!
Wow, little dusty in here, isn’t it? Guess I haven’t been around for a little while. Let me clean off a chair, and I’ll tell you about what I’ve been up to.
So I’ve been a little quiet the last week for two reasons, neither of which were my choice:
One is that I was sick. Hell if I know what was wrong with me, besides the usual long-term health issue I have, but damn. I was too tired to get out of bed for more than a few hours at a time, my whole body a painful knot. Maybe I had the flu.
The other is that my laptop got bricked. I had a thing of water on the windowsill above my laptop, and it tipped. I ended up having to replace it, spending $500 that I really don’t have. Moral of this story: don’t put drinks on windowsills.
In other news, my NaNo has collapsed like a sand castle in the rain. I’ve made peace with that, though. I’m not going to keep making myself go nuts trying to come up with an idea to hammer out in what’s left of November. Instead, I’m just bowing out of it this year, and I’m going to go back to work on the story I was doing before NaNo. It’s holding my interest, and that’s what matters.
What have you been working on?
NaNo is upon us, and I’m not sure what I’m doing.
The story I had planned I’m already tired of. I’ve been thinking about this for the last two days, and I’ve come up with nothing. I keep pushing through on my original story, but it’s not holding my interest anymore. I’m debating on if I want to try a new story that I only have part of an idea for, and just make a huge mess, or spend the month just finishing up stories, which yeah, is cheating, but as long as I’m writing 50,000 words during the month, I don’t see what the big deal is.
I’m leaning towards the latter. I want to submit six stories to Less Than Three next year, so this would give me a head start. My only worry with that is with my ADD, it’s going to divide my attention too much. I guess I’ll see what happens if I try that.
What have you been working on?