Piled High and Deep

When I wrote my last post a few weeks ago I had the best intentions, as I always do, to blog more frequently. This time I wasn’t going for anything spectacular. I hoped to have a new post every two weeks. Well, I’m a week behind. But, it’s better than nothing.

In those three weeks I’ve added more writing projects to my plate. It seems that the more I sit down and work on any one writing project I find others that both interest me and call to me.

With help from my wonderful wife I have started in on edits to a short story that I wrote more than a year ago. I hope to have it finished and ready to be sent out for consideration soon. (Mental note: I should probably give myself a hard and fast deadline on that.)

I have also decided to tweak and work on another story I completed some time ago. One of the writing groups I’m a part of on Facebook (I love being in touch with other authors on Facebook) is putting together an anthology. This will be the second one that will include stories submitted only by authors of this group. The group is large, but I’m hoping that my story will stand out enough to warrant inclusion. If chosen it will see ebook and hard copy availability. That idea alone is exciting.

As if I needed more stories to work on, I ran across another anthology that’s accepting submissions. The cool twist for this one is to take a public domain story (fairy tale or other such) and retell it with a sci-fi bent. I think I’ve narrowed it down and am brainstorming a way to rework and retell The Elves and the Shoemaker. At this point I just need that one little thing to make it really unique and then I should be off and running. Really hoping that once the pieces come together I can knock out that story in an evening.

All of this on top of continuing to work night after night on Hush. I’m making progress, but beginning to feel like I need to put a cap on it. Not that it is getting too long, I just need to have an ending in sight. The new trailer for Netflix Daredevil Season 2 is going to be my motivation. Set to debut March 18th I’m going full bore to get a draft of Hush completed by then. We’ll see.

At this point I’m just excited that my continued daily work on Hush hasn’t drained my creative juices, it appears to have just fueled them. Excited to see what I can come up with in the next month. Time to check some projects off the To-Do List.

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