Tuesday, August 01, 2006

August!

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.

2 comments:

  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. :-)

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  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.

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