30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
I have decided to ignore Question #30 and instead focus a little bit more on what’s next. So, new Question #30: What’s next?
If you’ve been reading my Twitter Feed or Facebook Page you know I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed as of late with all the stories running around my brain. I’ve got Fie Eoin, which I’m trying to organize by ripping all of the hand-written pages out of the notebooks they are scattered in and putting them in some kind of order in a hard-backed folder. Then I can figure out what has already been typed up and what still needs to make it into the computer. This has always been the biggest challenge of Fie Eoin – I write it all over the place and then type it up out of order and then don’t know what has to be typed and what doesn’t. So then I start re-writing it in some sort of order, but then get out of order again and it becomes a vicious cycle. I went through two big folders last night and ripped out all the pages of Fie Eoin, papercliped them into sections that make some amount of linear sense to me, and stuck them in the folder. Tomorrow I’ve got two or three more large folders, and then I’ll start on all the little folders. Luckily I’m much better at typing up the little folders as I write them (it doesn’t seem as daunting, for some reason) so most of that is already in the computer. Then I have to finish re-writing Kaye scenes, because I’ve pretty much exhausted Kindra scenes (yes I play favorites).
I’m editing Phooka Tales this year with my writing group, and finding it easier to re-write most of the beginning. I’m hoping to have this ready to go out to agents by early next year. Top Secret Project is slowly being outlined and written – I’m trying to re-write the first scene already because it seems rushed. But this is a work-on-it-when-I’m-inspired type of thing right now. I’ve also got a brand spanking new story to work on when I feel like it. I’m sure I’ll have some stickies about that soon.
And speaking of stickies, I’ve got some ideas for the blog as well. I still want to put up a sticky every Sunday (or at least once a week), but on top of that I’m going to be doing some book reviews, and (hopefully) serializing a story to post weekly. Right now I’m debating between Lane’s Girl (which I don’t plan on getting published traditionally at this point) and Aleda’s story from Fie Eoin’s world (also don’t plan on publishing traditionally). If you have a preference please let me know!