1. Finished re-editing an older book, 'Elfhame' -- my personal favorite out of all my stories.
2. Putting the finishing touches on the phat outline for my next book, which I'm now calling 'Chronon'.
3. Sent a description of both projects to my agent almost a month ago, and haven't heard back.
4. Have decided to write my next book as a participant in NaNoWriMo ('National Novel Writing Month', in case you ain't never heard of it). This is my profile. If you're participating, add me as a writing buddy.
I've been hanging around with the local Wrimos since 2006, but I haven't been able to be a 'real' competitor for the last two years. As luck would have it, both Novembers were spent mired in horrific revisions. My area's a bit light on writerly folks, so I really enjoyed the networking aspect of NaNo: meeting other writers, talking shop and whatnot, but I felt bad about ending the month with no real word count. Despite writing twelve full books, I've been a NaNoWriMo 'loser' four years in a row. And I do so hate to feel 'loser'-ey. Lucky for me, this November, my writing schedule and NaNo coincide -- I'll be working on the first draft of Chronon. Serendipitous, no?
I should mention that my usual writing pace for a first draft is about 4000 words a day; NaNo's 50k should be a paltry twelve-and-a-half days for me. I don't expect my writing to suffer from NaNo's self-proclaimed "kamikazee, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing." I'm actually hoping that having local writer buds to encourage me will make make my writing better. And even if I do end up with yet another pile of excrement, at the end of the month, I expect I'll have had a bit of fun.
And like I mentioned in my last post -- I really only seem to be writing for fun these days.