Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Too Long! Too Hard!

Anyone ever have those problems? Heh.

A quick update... or maybe not so quick since it's a blog post... got a new 9-5 job... which is actually a 10 PM to 8 AM job, so ten hour shifts, although I'll have three days off a week to do nothing in. Well, maybe not nothing... but writing! In theory! The new job is harder than my old, so I'll be hard pressed to write there, and I think my production will slow down in general. I have to just pull it together and write, and I know I can do it!

I have actually been writing! It hasn't been much smut though... I've been poking at the next Cheri story, and have officially decided to make that a trilogy if it doesn't pick up. I'm going to do those and the bundle next, then move on to the kitsune story which is a fair bit done (and will be long!). No, instead I've been working on this "legitimate" novel instead, trying to finish a first draft. After the first pass of cuts, and the new additions to it, it's at 63K words, which is legitimate novel length. I was rather surprised how clean the prose is, though I have a friend reading it to help proofread as I go. I'd forgotten I'd asked that too!

The basement... we finally did get a couple of estimates, and it's around eight grand. So, c'mon people, buy some smut! Heh, kidding. We have it, but it won't be pretty. And it also won't be for a month and a half. Prepare for some massive whining then.

I'm always really surprised when I stop writing for a while and then I come back to it... how much I miss it. Even the stories I'm not really "into", I'm "into". I like telling stories. I like all these different people in my head, these different scenarios playing out... constantly. I can't not do this. I can't not create something. A very good friend of mine once told me that, that it was necessary for me, and he was right. I always have been creating, and I always will. Writing isn't my only hobby, it's just my major one. I paint too, miniatures of all things. I pay attention to detail and color. I draw a little, and I've been paid for my art as well, so not only am I a professional author, but a professional artist.

I will always find time to make something new. It's just who I am. It's just my luck here that I found a way to get paid for it, doing something I enjoy so thoroughly.

Back to the grind, me!

1 comment:

  1. If you're a writer, you'll write, come hell or high... oh, wait. ;)