I know I’ve been quieter than usual lately. I had two writing goals for January: finishing a set of commissioned short stories, and getting an older story revised and off to beta.
Goal #1 is complete, and goal #2 is nearly there. I put myself on editing lockdown over the weekend (no reading! no writing! just editing!) and ended up slashing and burning huge swaths of the story, from around 64k to 50k. The machete work is done, so now I have to fix a few spots and give it one last good edit before shipping it to beta. With a week left in the month, I should hit the deadline just fine.
After that? Well, I’m still still deciding. I have several WIPs to choose from:
- The high school story that started as my 2011 NaNo project
- The ghost story that was my other possible NaNo project
- A trilogy based around the owners/employees of a GLBT bookstore
- A disaster story (earthquakes and volcanoes! Wheee!)
And some others that I’ve got in the pipeline in various stages of completion.