I’ve been taking it easy for the most part the last few days, finishing up one small revisions task, preparing for something to start this coming week, and working on some crits for fellow writers. I need to get one of them in particular out the door as I’m far tardier with it than I can be happy with. I’m hoping she’ll forgive me for the delay. I know I’ve said this before, but I need more hours in the day. Every day.
Actually, there are a lot of reasons why I need more hours, and all of them are really variations on the usual ones. Still, specifics can be a good thing. So, let’s see what’s on deck for me.My muse apparently doesn’t believe in days off, at all. No, I’m not surprised by this and I assume no one else is. But the volumes coming out of mine at the moment is a little alarming.
I’m already making notes for the second Spire of Time book, title to come at a future date. The adventures of Reah and Viz will continue, with some twists I hadn’t originally expected when I started writing What Lies Beneath. I actually enjoy when the stories do that , so I’m not remotely unhappy about this. It turns out the person I thought was the villain isn’t really the big bad person I thought. I like the real villain better, and the person I thought was in that role, well, he’ll still serve as a secondary bad guy. I love the smell of story complications in the morning. And afternoon, and evening. 😀
In addition to that, I’ve had a couple of new stories start gnawing on my brain, and a few new ideas on stuff that’s already in development. I don’t know which is going to be my next project after I’ve finished Spire of Time, but I definitely have options. Lots of options.
I do, however, need to get some revisions of my own done, and so that’s what I’m going to concentrate on for the next couple of weeks. I need to get Ganson’s novella, Second Thoughts, through a round of revisions. After that, I’m not sure what my next priority will be. I’ll deal with that when I come to it. One thing at a time, or I’ll overwhelm myself with everything I need to do and all the things I want to do. I wish they were the exact same list, but sadly their not.
I don’t mind revisions. I actually kind of like them, as that’s the opportunity to make the work the best it can be. But I’m finding myself rather addicted to the river of fresh story, and I have to remind myself to paddle to where I need to be, rather than just letting the current take me wherever it will. I’m already fighting the urge to write something more after the flash fiction I drafted a couple of days ago. But really, nothing’s ready to be written and I’m trying to keep that front and center in my mind. Besides, if I don’t revise, I can’t publish. And right now, what I want is to get more work out there with readers, not just to write and never share.
And finally, I have to tell you all, there’s a bit of news I’m waiting on. I’m not going to give details on it. I feel like doing so would jinx it. But what I will say is I hate waiting to hear what will happen on anything, especially when I’m almost sure it’s going to be bad news. I’ve only talked to a couple of people about what I’m waiting for and one assures me it’ll be a positive outcome but, well, I’m not one for optimism, especially when it involves me succeeding at anything. It’s not in my nature, so I’ll go back to huddling in the corner and preparing to cry.