So, it’s been a quiet few weeks through November. Still some things lingering in the to-do list.
I finished rewriting an old novelette. Turned it into a full-scale novella at 48K words. It’s in the hands of my publisher who published Nit earlier this year. Last I heard was he was loving it, but that was a while back. No telling how his opinion of the story has changed the deeper he got into it. I’m thinking it’s a good little story, but then I’m sort of biased. Anyway, not saying much about it at this point. If he does decide to move forward with the story, there’s lots of work to be done. But it could see the light of day before the end of the year.
Debating what to work on next. I have a few stories in the queue. Some short, others approaching novel length. Not sure I want to start a long one right now. I mean to spend 2014 on shorter works. I should keep to that.
One idea that has me thinking is a second story set in the little world I created for The Arch of Peresephalon. I recently re-wrote that to fix the main character’s motivation. I think it’s a much better story. In rewriting that one, an idea about a second story sort of gelled in my mind. It’s still a work in progress in my brain juices, but I think I got the most of it laid out rightfully enough. The title is something I need to figure out. I’m leaning toward The Grub God’s Mother, but that won’t immediately tie it in with The Arch. If I went with The Shadow Fields of Peresephalon, there’s an immediate connection, but I just feel something is lost. Maybe I’ll just have to write the damn thing before I see which one works best.
In the meantime I am doing some editing stuff for a friend. Not true editing- I would never boast to be an editor, or even a copy editor. I like to think that what I do helps prepare a manuscript for such work. Not doubt I make mistakes in my suggestions, but at the time they do sound like a legit fix. It’s all relative, thought. What I think is bad, another author may swear by it. Author’s prerogative and all that. Anyway, I’m just going through this friend’s manuscript and making suggestions. Using the Review feature in Word 2007. The Review feature is about the only good thing in Word. If WordPerfect ever got such a system, I’d never leave home.
Mostly a quiet November. I hope to have something new in December. Then a flurry of new works in 2014. Lord knows I got the ideas.