Friday, May 23, 2014

Renewed Vigor

Life in general has consumed a great deal of time and energy the last couple of months or so but that's subsiding a bit now which means that I'll be tapping away at the keys on lots of stuff:

  • A novel that's probably 25K words from being done. You can track that on the sidebar to the right. It's got my attention again for reasons that needn't concern anyone at this point. Hopefully I'll be able to explain this later on.

  • Several short stories that are in various stages of 'almost done'.

  • Another, unrelated, novel that I had previously written 40K words on. The cool thing about this is that it's actually going to be a page one rewrite with a new focus. The reason it stalled out was that I hadn't a clue what it was really about. Three years after starting it I finally know what needs to happen and why. Could be the beginning of a series of things.

And I've always got ideas going into notebooks from various scraps of paper. There are other projects that are stalled and I hope they'll be finished at some point but if not, at least I learned from them. The goal, as always, is to learn and move forward.

So I bought a copy of this book and I'll be reading it when it arrives. Plus I've got stacks and stacks of books that need reading. Let me remind you, too, that you don't have to buy online only from the big names in retail. It's not hard to find the book you want (or anything else) available elsewhere. Please support other retailers as often as you can. Especially the ones that are down the street from you. Anyway, until I can figure out how to read and move around at the same time without banging into stuff, I need to spend my time writing. (Yes, I know about audiobooks but I much prefer to read.)

Remember that energy I had when I came home from Planet Comicon? Yeah, I've found it again.

Hey, a reminder that you can buy my self-published short story Prospects in every digital format you could desire at Smashwords for only 99 cents, same as at the high profile retailer. A new story, The Masking Job, is due to drop over the next couple of weeks.