Gosh it’s been a while. More than a month and a half since my last post! Not that I haven’t been busy. Since November 30 I have finished my accounting degree, enjoyed chaotic holidays, cranked up my reading (I’m on book #5 of 2014 so far) and carried on revising Dreamscapes for Smashwords. I’ve started reading comic books and doing math for fun (https://www.khanacademy.org/mission/math).
My goal this year is to practice finishing things. It’s by far the hardest part of writing for me. I could revise forever. Two stories declared done in early 2013 have since been ripped open again. Every time I get stuck I hare off on something new. This year, I will finish what I start before starting again.
Project 1 is the Dreamscapes revision. I started it; I’ll finish it; I’ll publish it.
Project 2 is either The Edge or The Way. These have each been declared done a dozen times. It’s time to give each one last read-through, one more turn at the wheel, a final breath.
Project 3 is the other one.
Project 4 is a new story. I’d like to put out a new 3-piece collection by mid-year; The Edge, The Way, and something else. I have a rewrite idea for The Stalker that could save it, and there are one or two other possibilities kicking around. I started a Dragons of Paris story a while back, but I think I’d like to give the Dragons their own collection, so they’ll have to wait.
Project 5 remains open. Depending on how much is left of 2014 at this point, it may be time for a Nano project. That could get the Dragons going. Or the Dragons could get going on their own. Or I could revise Ghosts for Smashwords. I also want to release my other print works on Smashwords, but I’d like to leave a gap between releases. No sense burying people.
I think that’s enough for one year. I still have a job, after all. And a life.
Wish me luck! 🙂