Instead of simply writing when the mood strikes, I made a decision that in 2009, I would take my fiction writing more seriously, treating it as much as a business as I do my freelancing.
Here's what happened:
- The Lockwood Collection: currently pared down to just over 2000 words, working on it as we speak
- The Hanging Garden: put on the backburner at 6775 words, I plan to get back to that one when The Lockwood Collection is finished
Ideas Brewing for:
- Sand: A Journal of Strange Tales
- Raw Terror Antho.
- Return of the Raven
Since most of these stories are being written with specific markets in mind, I really need to get them finished and submitted before the deadlines!
- Northern Haunts was finally released and so far, I've had one person's feedback. I'm looking forward to more people reading it, and to receiving my bog box o'books that I ordered for my entire family!
I imagine my output will be much better this month, as I've decided to join an online writing buddy of mine (and a host of other nutters!) in his February Writing Challenge, in which we each try to write at least 1000 words a day, every day, no matter what. If you want to get in on the challenge, join us on Twitter and look for the posts tagged with #1kday
But this is what I love. I can't say that enough – I LOVE it. I could never see myself doing anything else. And to think – I stopped writing for like 5 years there. No wonder I was so miserable (the photo above is proof positive!).