Well thank god January is over.
It was a rough month from a writing perspective. I had Lasik, then got sick (allergies), then we had snowmageddon, then I got sick again (cold). It proved to be impossible to get any real momentum going, which equates to getting very little writing done.
But that was then. This is now.
As anyone who follows this blog will have noticed, I have been doing a lot of writing about music of late. It was one of my first writing loves, and it is something I can do when I am sick, as it doesn’t require as much focus or time. So that has been fun. The goal is about 2 posts a week, and I have been sticking to that pretty well.
On Blightborn, my fantasy novel, I have almost rewritten all the chapters I had to do. Only one left, and I plan to start it today (yesterday at the time of you reading this). Once it is done I can start back moving the story forward with new chapters. I would guess the book is about half way done, and the plan is to finish it by the end of April.
At the same time I have started writing a quirky weird book, and am about 10k words into it so far. There is no set goal for completion on this one, it will be as long as it needs to be, take as long as it needs to take. But it’s a blast to write so far. Maybe it will be done by this time next year.
My Howard Marsh novel is on hold. Its sitting at around 35k words I think, but I have decided to leave it alone until I finish Blightborn. I am also toying with leaving it alone to start a different Marsh novel, while I try to figure out what exactly to do to fix its problems. At the end of the day, it may need to just be converted to a novella, but I am going to chew on it some more and see.
I am working on another blogging project in the background, with an as yet unannounced partner and theme. But its got me excited.
I am also doing a worldbuilding project with a friend, which is always a ton of fun, even if nothing ever actually comes of it.
So yeah: its busy around here as always!