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:
- Maradaine Constabulary– Transforming the first draft to a solid second draft.
- Holver Alley Crew- Writing up full synopses of potential books 2 and 3. In case I need to have that.
- 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.
- 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.