And So It Goes

It’s November now, which means the rest of the year is going to fly by. I’m a week into NaNoWriMo and we’re already being bombarded by Christmas commercials, so I thought it was the perfect time to do a little pre-planning of all the projects I want to tackle in the New Year.Participant-2014-Square-Button

I have so many manuscripts in various stages of completion that the only way to finish them is to work on 2 at once. Write one while I’m editing the other. This sounds great in theory, but I’ve never really been able to master that skill.

When I’m writing a new book, my entire brain becomes fully immersed in the story. When I’m doing the dishes or watching a show or trying to fall asleep, I’m still thinking about the story.

But I want to get back to my old routine. Morning and afternoon sessions. One for writing, one for editing. Maybe if I space them out – like doing that every other day – I won’t burn myself out (which is what usually happens after a few weeks).

I just want these stories off my hard drive and in book form so people can read them!

I got such a rush giving away ebooks during this year’s Coffin Hop. Seeing people excited to check out my work; getting feedback and reviews – such an amazing feeling. But I want my longer works to get some attention. They deserve it!

For now, though, I have to focus on the task at hand, which is writing a new book. This one started out as a short story but once I started brainstorming and researching, it transformed into something completely different.

It’s sort of a mish-mash of horror, suspense and thriller, taking place in the modern world but with ties to Ancient Egypt. MY OBSESSION, as you’ve probably figured out by now. Everyone has their signature thing – zombies, fairies, creeping monsters or epic Steampunk adventures. I think Ancient Egypt is quickly becoming mine.

If you want to get a little insight into what the book will be about (sorry, no spoilers!), you can check out the Pinterest board I’ve started to save little interesting tidbits and inspiration.

Follow Mary’s board NaNo 2014 Inspiration on Pinterest.

And keep your eyes on this space. I’ll be sharing news on these new projects with info on how you can get involved!

One comment to And So It Goes

  • Milo James Fowler  says:

    I have a difficult time working in two different modes: drafting vs. editing. I do better when I can dive headfirst into one project and draft it until it’s done. Sounds like we both want to focus on our longer projects. All the best, Mary!

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