Very Productive Past Few Weeks
|After my vacation, I took on a few projects and have been wrapping them up at a good pace.|
While I swore I was going to work on Vampires! In Space! I couldn't work up any enthusiasm for it. Then a new vampire crew pushed to the front of the creative line. I'll be polishing that novella this week and submitting it soon. This is an unprecedented turn-around time for me. I started writing two weekends ago, and by the end of the three-day weekend, had almost finished the first draft. I spent Friday night on the final thousand words. Now I have to let it sit for a week, no matter how much I want to jump right back in. A little distance is good for a story.
That leaves me with some time on my hands. I've been bad about writing short stories this year (although I submitted two to Todd Gregory's vampire anthology that's scheduled for release Oct 2010) as I've been writing novels, and those are such a huge time-suck. Short stories don't earn much. Sure, they get my name out there, but so would a good novel. Novels take more time, but have the potential to earn much more per hour invested. I'm trying to decide if I should go scan the calls for submissions to see if one of them sparks an idea. If not, I always have another novel in the creative queue. Sadly, I doubt I'll ever get to Vampires! In Space!