Monday, June 6, 2011

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Now it's officially summer, which means that my non-writing job becomes as close to a "typical" day job as things get for me.  I do like the change in pace-- it usually works just about perfectly that around May I'm ready for things to change and have a more "set" schedule, and by August when the summer camp sessions are winding down, I'm ready to go back to the more free-form schedule.

So, what about writing work for the summer?  I've got my plans, here laid out in order of priority:

  1. Maradaine Constabulary- Transforming the first draft to a solid second draft.
  2. Holver Alley Crew- Writing up full synopses of potential books 2 and 3.  In case I need to have that.
  3. Vanguard- Writing the rough draft.  You know, it's funny, but if I was asked three years ago, I would have told you I would write my four Maradaine books in this order: Thorn of Dentonhill, Vanguard, Holver Alley Crew, Maradaine Constabulary.  But Vanguard kept eluding me.  I think I'm getting it figured out now.
  4. Banshee and Starstruck- Hashing out characters and outline.  Right now they're vague ideas that need fleshing out before real writing can begin.  But that's a good "writers' block break" kind of project.
Off to a hopefully productive summer.

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