Sunday, November 1, 2015

Going for 50k

I wasn't going to do NaNoWriMo this year, but writing's been a bit slow recently. Over the summer, I completed a 90k futuristic novel (under a different pen name) and revising it and shopping it around has taken up some time.

But I've been itching to write again. My WIP list is more than a dozen stories long, and a few of them have been niggling at my brain. All at the same time. Like a school of fish in a feeding frenzy! I don't know how many times I started to write one, and then moved to another. I couldn't seem to quite dig in, with too many wanting attention at once.

So I wrote a couple of short stories. And then started yet another new story.

I knew I needed to commit to just one, so I signed up for NaNo with the tentative title of Bad Moon on the Rise. Then, the next day, I changed the story to An Ill Wind.

Yes, I was having a commitment problem. But I spent last week in prep mode, focusing on An Ill Wind. After sharing the story idea with a crit partner years ago, she urged me to write this story. We were out for dinner one night, and she even chose a man at a nearby table for one of the characters for the story, lol. I kept her email encouraging me to write it. And now it's time. The story's lolly-gagged in my head long enough, taking up room that I need for new stories.

I'm waiting on word for five different submissions (three are under other pen names, all three different!) so if I get good news for the two Cate Masters stories, I'll be sharing that here. :)

Otherwise, it will be a quiet month. I'm always open to guests, though, so if you have news you want to share on my blog - new or old news, either is fine - shoot me an email and we can set up a date.

Wish me luck!