First up – received a request for a full manuscript read from a literary agent. That rocks! Sent that off last night. Fingers are crossed! Will keep you updated.
Progress continues on the novel I mentioned before. I stalled a little bit last weekend, so I switched gears to take another look at the Cord Cahill piece – see if I can trim that up into something a little tighter to read. That seems to be going really well.
This weekend is writer’s group. I need to finish the reading and do my critiques (gonna be a busy couple of nights). I also decided to submit to the anthology they’re putting together, so I’ll be tossing that piece into the group on Saturday to see what they think. Hopefully, they’ll like it.
Next month is World Con in Reno. Not nervous yet. Hoping to make some more connections, meet some more people. This is a much larger con versus World Fantasy, so I hope I don’t get overwhelmed. Blizzcon was like that – just so many people, so much to do and, to be honest, so many lines to stand in. Bleh. Hate lines.
I have spent so much time in Sam Kane’s head, writing in 1st person, that it can be difficult to switch out of that mode. I don’t know if other people find this to be true for them or not. I do know that I’ve had people tell me writing in the 1st person is difficult. It was for me too, in the beginning. But then I got into the groove of it, and everything just flowed. Trying to get OUT of the groove is another thing altogether.
I continue to work on multiple projects at the same time. I think this just works best for my brain. I have the untitled novel, Cord Cahill, the CSFWG Anthology Sub, another piece I’ve given a working title of ‘The Flying Tigers’ to, and I keep dancing around the space opera I’ve shared bits and pieces with you here on the blog. Since I don’t outline, this means that I write until I hit a wall, then I switch to something else. When I hit a wall there, I switch again.