It’s been a productive week. Grace of Vernow is almost ready for publishing, and I finished my chapter outlines for my Camp NaNo project. I’m waiting for July to start writing it, but there are several weeks to fill. I have a few works in progress that have been shoved aside for The Eldentimber Series, and I’m going to dig one of those out.
One is simply not ready to be written. I started it last year, and though I really like the idea, and I have it outlined, it’s just not clicking yet. Another is a contemporary that I play on when I need some fluff to write. I didn’t outline it; it’s just my ‘as-I-go’ project. Honestly, its future is iffy at best. I’m really just writing to see what kind of ideas I can come up with, and when I get something good, I’ll start fresh.
I have a fantasy that is my baby, and it needs to be reworked. Eldentimber bumped it back. I have trouble working on two medieval fantasy worlds at the same time. Details get confused. Originally I had planned to make it a trilogy, but now I’m thinking it might be better as a standalone. We’ll see.
I have an urban fantasy that I wrote for my first Nano in November 2013 that is loosely based off Grimms’ “Jorinda and Joringel”. It’s ready for edits, but I’m not sure I want to start a full scale editing project before July.
And last is a fantasy based in world similar to ours in the late 1800’s. I love the fashion of the era, and because it’s fantasy, I can take some artistic license with it–like adding dragons. This is the project that I’ve chosen to work on.
I started it a long time ago–before I outlined at all. I know there is some solid writing there, but I need to give it some direction. It’s at 50,000 words right now, and I’m shooting for another 25,000. Before I begin I’m going to read what I have and then draw up an outline. I don’t think I will edit anything yet, but I know going into it that I will have a lot of revision to do later. I will deal with those down the road. I’m only interested in that last chunk of words.
So that’s what I’ll be working on for the next couple of weeks!