Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I know exactly what my problem is right now, as far as writing. It's a committment issue. Other than fanfic, I'm unable to commit to a specific project. Now, I have a deadline on one fanfic piece I'm working on, so I'm sort of using that as a lame excuse. "After Aug 15, I'll get going again..."

I think after seven months of being committed body and soul to one project (the last novel I did), I haven't been ready to jump that heavily into something else. It's been vacation time, and it's been wonderful, but it's time to get back to business. I reviewed my pending projects last night, and it's come down to writing draft 2 of my fantasy novel, or working on two novellas. There's three months between now and November, when I'll start a new novel. That's a nice chunk of edit time. If I can commit to something.

I'm leaning towards the novellas, mostly because they're shorter projects. They're just as immersive, but less writing required... and that leaves me open to do what I REALLY want to do before Nov. 1st -- complete the final draft of "DTD." I'm just not distant from it yet to go back to it, and I'm waiting on feedback from one of the beta readers. And I haven't figured out how to solve a couple problems in it. See? Excuses, excuses... I can't truly commit to it yet either, although it's never left my brain. It dwells there, in the background, biding its time.

And here it is August.


  1. Totally identifying with this! I've been working on Wirewalker so long (nearly finished draft 3, honest) I think I've started using it as an excuse not to move onto other stuff - like going back to Multiples or sorting out the notes for First Person Shooter before Nov 1, or...you get the picture.

    I have made one decision, though. Draft 3 of Wirewalker will be the last draft. No more messing about; it will be done and formatted and sent to an agent. And then I'll move on.

    Probably. :-)

  2. Ahhh yes, August 15! My magic date too, of course! "After Aug 15, I'll finish F,K." "After Aug 15, I'll work on editing Josey again." "After Aug 15, I'll re-polish that one short story and submit it somewhere again."

    Man, am I gonna be busy in a couple weeks! Lol.