My window of opportunity for unadulterated work is nearly up, as my mother in law leaves on Saturday. In the three weeks she’s been here, though, I’ve revised a novel, written an Old Races short story and six Gryphon Beach stories, worked on a novella, developed a synopsis, and decided on what two projects I’m going to be writing synopses for.
And there’s still two weeks left in June. o.O
I have a bunch of small stuff I want to get finished before the month is out. I want to finish not just the ElectriCity synopsis but also the script for the first chapter. Between what I already have written, the stuff Fred’s roughed out, and the synopsis, that really shouldn’t take very long, so I think it’s do-able.
I need to do my chunk on EASY PICKINGS and get that back to Faith. We’re nearing 10K on it now, which is about the 1/3rd point, I think, so that’s going well. It’ll be a lot of fun to get that out there in the world sometime late this summer/early fall.
I would love to get one more Old Races story written. The one I just finished made it very clear to me that (just in case I doubted it) what these stories are doing is laying every bit of necessary groundwork for more Old Races novels. Please note that I have no intention at all of writing any more Old Races novels, not now, not in the immediate future, not even in the middle-length future, and possibly not in the long-term future. But if I ever do, hoo boy will the foundation be laid. This, however, is by far the least necessary of the pots a-boil, as I’ve got August’s story written and the next one’s not due until October, so that can simmer a while if I don’t get to it.
More important, then, is writing the two proposals I’ve decided on. Theoretically that shouldn’t be so difficult–some 10K for each of them, plus a synopsis, which together should be about two weeks’ worth if I can work straight through. But since Bev’s going home, I may not be quite so able to work through as I’d like. :) So what I should really be doing right now is finishing the ElectriCity synopsis, not writing blog posts.
thinks to do: (recap for my own benefit :))
finish the ElectriCity synopsis write the first chapter script!
- my turn on easy pickings
- proposals for new series
- one more ORSSP story
And then there’s July’s plans, but I think I won’t think about them until July…
eta: i just looked at this whole post and thought “normal people don’t do things this way, do they…”(x-posted from the essential kit)