Where have I been, you ask? Why, braving the skirling autumn seas in search of adventure, grasping the elusive MacGuffin Beast by its shaggy throat and wringing from it the bones of story. I’ve been ’round the Horn and back again, questing with my small, hearty band of ruffians through the dense jungles of Practicality, our spirits united in yearning for the legendary Sensawunda.
I’ve been working, in other words, doing the necessary stuff, getting shit done, laying down a steady beat of responsibility, being all adult AF. But here’s what’s happening on the writing front.
I’m finishing up The Doktor’s Spyglass, slowly but steadily, and after that I’ll be moving on, both to give myself time away from it before editing the bastard and to relieve my overtaxed brain by writing something totally stupid. I’ve got a couple of rollicking tales in mind, one of which is started, the other of which is only an idea, but both promise to be a good time in the writing. I hope they’ll be good for the reading, too.November is almost upon us, believe it or not, and with it NaNoWriMo, which I’ve never properly participated in. I won’t be starting this year, not officially, but I’ll be doing something similar–something related. Due to the aforementioned SERIOUS ADULT SHIT, there’s been a relative dearth of writing here, and I aim to change that. So for the month of November, I will pledge to write every single day. I’ll set no specific goals as far as word- or page-count. Rather, I’ll focus on returning to a daily writing schedule and focus simply on the task of putting some amount of words on the page every single day of the week. Some days that might be a few hundred, others a few thousand, but the end result is that it all adds up and hopefully by the end of the month (stretch goal), Spyglass will be done and I can move on to newer, fresher things.
Stay tuned. I’ll be using this blog as a journal, so I hope you enjoy it.