Hello again. Another blog from me means I might be coming out of hibernation. This is good, as I am in the midst of many writing ideas and had better get to cracking my knuckles. October for me in terms of writing was…well…vacant. I got very little done, found writer’s block coming more often than usual and time brief.
The past week, though, has seen the brain melt and catch fire. Ideas returned! Words formed sentences! I must confess the return of the word Smith feels always is welcome, like finding yourself again.
So then, here’s where I got on six(!) separate tales from October 27th to now.
THOSE TUMULTUOUS TICKERTAPE TOMMIES: a short story post-Cerulean Rust about a character in that book. It was last at 1k words. In the last two days, it moved up to 2,822. Even better, the idea for where this story needs to go is more clear.
THE GIRL WITH THE NEGATRITE EYES: another post-Rust short. I haven’t written a new word yet. But now, I see how it ends. At last!
FREE RADICAL CHANGE: atompunk for a Writerpunk anthology. I have had extreme blockage with this. I have the beginning and ending. The middle? It’s a vague muddle. But, slowly…
THE RULES OF CHAOS: atompunk on Wattpad. Began a second Act before October and then skid into a roadblock. Back on track. Added a few hundred words, jotted added character details and am envisioning Act Three.
DOWN JERSEY DRIVE-SHAFT: dieselpunk on Wattpad. Got out Chapter 22 Sunday. Chapter 23 is started. While out Sunday, I had a vision of DJD’s sequel. Outline time!
FROM AN IRRADIATED CRYPT: the title for BOOK THREE OF THE RAIL LEGACY. I began the prelude. Couldn’t wait. What is it about? That’s a tale for later, but the steampunk rolls on. I could tell Rail Tales til the sulfur sows come home.
So glad to be in the running. While I’m not actually signing on to NaNoWriMo this year (and is how I wrote Book One two years ago) I will be using November as a springboard for more writing to counter the October layover.
Which brings me to my next thought. Now that you know what I’m into…what are you writing now?