My summer semester in grad school is starting, and that means, more free time for writing and editing! I’ve been biting at the bit when it comes to writing, because I’ve really missed creative writing instead of academic writing. Strangely enough, I think that the research, outlining and writing I’ve done for school will make me a better creative writer, which can only be a good thing.
First thing is first, I am going to do all the dev edits for Yaliana, which I’ve only just started looking at. My 15k word manuscript has 120 comments on it, some for shorter edits, some for much longer edits. This will likely take me all month to complete, as the edits are quite substantial. I will also likely emerge with a much longer manuscript than I started out with.
I’m also going to look at my aro/ace dragon series. I have finished the first draft of the first novel, and I’m working on the second story as we speak. A strategy I used for writing papers that my supervisor suggested is writing quotations on cue cards, and it really worked for organization. So I think I will begin to use it for working on this series to organize it better.
I have a whole bunch of stories that I haven’t worked on in a while, as well as a couple I just started. I’ve been thinking of doing a poll later for which story I should continue on with first. I will do that later, however, as I’m focusing on Yaliana edits for this month.
I’ve also made a decision regarding my two manuscripts for which I received the rights back. Those two were Across Borders, my very first novella ever (so embarrassing, omg) and Rangers over Regulus, the space vampire novel I wrote for the Proud to be a Vampire collection. I will probably resubmit both of them, after minor edits for Rangers over Regulus, and major revisions for Across Borders.
Anyway, that’s the news for now. Hope everyone is having a good spring!