Like anyone really cares. But in short been trying to work and write, with little success with either.
One thing I did manage was to finish the magical interdimensional vampire book. Not the epic i was hoping for, but I think it’s alright. The other things have sparked me to have ideas for other works while I decide what I want to try and do for my next project(s).
I am in the middle of a short story that was a spur of the moment thing and might even post it here when/if I finish it. It is a journey into some kind of gothic erotic horror thing. No idea, see where that goes. Just the kind of different thing to let me know if I am able. If it’s actually good, who knows. I dabble a lot in areas that I have no real knowledge of.
There is also the two other books that are halfway done and just sitting there. Along with National Write a Novel month coming up shortly, I have to plan out what I am going to do with that as well. I missed the 2018 one and need to get on track for that. I know that isn’t the best way to write for someone that knows they can, but I feel I can use it to get back on track. 2016 was the one that sparked my love of writing again and was the most productive I had ever been.
2017 I used to finish a couple of other projects. I skipped a year because of school, but now that is done I need to get back too it. I have only finished the one trilogy and have two others with a book or two done in them. Those have to be done and written, along with the rewrites I want to do for a couple of other things…… Just a lot of misc stuff I have to get done.
I wish planning to write was as easy as the act itself. I’ve even done a lot of research for a couple of other ideas, one of them being horror, thus the new short story. But a clear idea wasn’t present so i mixed it with some other genres, because why not?
There is also the contest I entered in Feb that was supposed to release the winners this month, and here we are in the last day of said month and I am still waiting. I hate waiting. I mean I have patience for some things, but when a deadline is given I expect that to be the case. With no follow on information it’s hard to not be disappointed. Not to mention that the book i submitted I can’t do anything else with until i know the results.
It was my military memoir, which everyone that’s read it says its good. So yeah, I wouldn’t mind getting that out in the world, but its fate is waiting fro these results. I mean even if I don’t win (which I doubt anyway), even an honorable mention would be good for a CV, cause writing is about accumulating lines on a CV. It’s not like you can just toss stuff out and do anything with it. I mean you can and might get lucky, but more targeted submissions is a way as well.
It was a contest for book length manuscripts written by veterans. It was the first year, I mean I only found out about it 2 weeks before the deadline, luckily I had something ready to go. So how many vets write, are comfortable with submitting it, and have a book ready to go? Not as many as open calls. I had that going for me. Now it’s just a waiting game. Winning would be awesome sauce, but I have no illusions.
Speaking of that I am 10 pages into my second memoir. That one is going to be weird as I still have no real idea of where its going. I have an overall concept of creating a sociological narrative through the eyes of personal perspective. Sounds cool, right? It usually does until i write it. Then again I imagine a lot of people think that the summary of their tale sounds epic, but upon reading it falls short of the hype. Whatever. I can always fix it in post.
I think that is enough for now. I promise to update more for all 5 of my readers. Or however many since I am sure I lost a few with my last post…….