So, you know how, as a writer, you have a list of projects that you know you need to finish in a certain timeframe and you have a plan on what order you’re going to do it?
Yeah, I accidentally might have started a random project in the middle of all of them.
One of my friends gave me a prompt a long time ago for yet another Less Than Three collection call, and I may have started it spontaneously. This one is for the Geek Out collection call that’s looking for stories about trans characters.
The prompt was for a MtF person who has an obsession with unicorns. Sometimes people give me crack prompts to be funny and then I actually find a way to write them somewhat seriously. This is one of those times. Well, I say serious, but an actual unicorn has made an appearance and has kidnapped my MC, so we’ll just see how this goes.
The life of a writer can sometimes be quite hectic. Often, you get a new idea, and before you know it, you have five different projects, three of which you have writers’ block on. I have a list of things I have to work on, and that includes finishing the writing part, having them beta read by a couple of different people (fellow authors for the most part), revising (adding/deleting scenes), editing and submission to my publisher of choice (currently Less Than Three Press).
So, my list of things I am currently doing work on:
- The novel I started for NaNoWriMo 2013 that I didn’t finish in the required time. It’s a dystopian cyberpunk novel that’s looking to be between 50-60K words. I’m 95% finished that one and have at least two betas lined up for when I do finish it. I’m looking at a completion date before the end of February, beta reading by the beginning of March, revising/editing by mid-March and submission before the end of March.
- I started a novella before I started my NaNo novel, but that was put on the back-burner while I was writing Project#1. This one is contemporary, set in Seattle and is primarily a romantic comedy taking place in university. It involves a lot of cross-dressing and confusion. That one is only 5-10% done, but I’ve already done the plotting, planning and character design. No idea when that will be done, I’m hoping end of April, but who knows.
- I’m in the plotting and planning stages of a story for one of Less Than Three’s anthology calls: Damsels in Distress, which is a femslash anthology focusing on ladies that can rescue themselves. This one is historical fantasy taking place in WW2 Russia. I’m still doing lots and lots of research, because a lot happened to Russia in WW2. Also, not many people are aware, but Russia had really badass lady pilots. Ladies in leather jackets and goggles? Count me in. Have to finish this one by the end of May, as that’s the submission deadline.
That’s the ones I’m definitely in the process of writing. I’ll keep everyone updated as to how that’s going and do another of these posts in summer. Got to keep up a writing schedule!
This is the cover for my latest novella, Hakusan Angel, which is being released by Less Than Three Press on April 9th.