Friday, December 20, 2013
Busy is good...right?
So, I have been the most irregular blogger as of late. In part this is due to the fact I am trying to only blog when I feel I have something insightful or meaningful to say. The other reason is I feel like someone has pressed the fast forward button on the 24 hours a day I am entitled to as a human being.
That person, of course, would be me. With a new baby on the way I know my writing time is going to take a dip in a few months. So being me I do the only thing I deem reasonable—I have sent my work into overdrive. This past month I've been pulling about 3k words a day on three different WIPs. I try to stay steady while being careful not to burn myself out. So far so good.
I am actually very inspired at the moment and being able to bounce from story to story has kept things fresh. Now of course that means I will have to work hard in revisions to try and make it all sound like distinct pieces of literature, but I am hoping to be finished with at least two of them by March. (first drafts at least)
I said a few post ago that I would announce something cool I am going to be doing. Now on course with how things work for me, in the middle of baby mania and Christmas and writing and many, many other things, I was asked to take part in something else using a separate artistic skill. A good friend asked if I would illustrate a kid's chapter book for them.
So far I have been working up character designs and sitting and talking with him about how he wants things to look and feel. It has been a great fun and I can't wait to show everyone some of the art. Still with all of this going on I do think I could use some extra arms.
Anyway that's some of what's going on in my world, how about you? As always have fun and keep writing.