*I’m on a lot of cold medicine right now, so forgive me any typos, misspellings, or grievous run on sentences. I’ll look this back over when my head is clearer, but I want to get in the habit of posting regularly, so here we are. Expect an update on what progress I’ve made with these in a week.
My novel in progress. I nearly finished Nevermore a year and a half ago but hit a wall when, in fixing continuity errors in the beginning chapters, I realized that almost the entire 2nd act didn’t work anymore. I ditched about 100k words, re-outlined the entire plot, and have been trying to get back into writing more frequently despite my terror at how much work is in front of me.
Current word count: 39,482
Short term goals: Finish chapter 12 this week.
Long term goals: Finish book entirely and find agent/editor.
The Night Palace
A short story based on the fairytale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Current word count: 6,472
Short term goals: Complete story under 10,000 words.
Long term goals: Edit and submit for publication.
A series of fantasy novels in progress. This is the story that made me want to become a writer in the first place, so I’ve been working on it off and on for years. I have a notebook filled with chapters from the latest draft, but that notebook is about two years old now and is starting to sustain a good bit of damage from travel, water, etc.
Short term goals: Transcribe current draft from spiral notebook before all my writing becomes illegible.
(Very) Long term goals: Complete a draft.
Don’t Drink the Coffee & Other Poems
A collection of poems inspired by office work and customer service.
Short term goals: Write more and curate collection.
Long term goals: Either epublish or present at a Projection Speaker Series showcase. Share with friends.
(Untitled kids book)
Childrens ghost story about getting lost in the woods written via narrative poetry.
Short term goals: Complete by October for showcase.
Long term goals: Illustrate and pitch to agent/publisher.
9/1 Flash fiction: Currently expanding Business Transactions into an actual story instead of a potential-story-idea-wordy-thing.
9/9 192 Stratford: Short ghost story.