Hello everyone! I’d say I’m sorry I haven’t been on, but that would be weird because my scheduled posts have been going up for all of the two weeks I’ve been gone, so it doesn’t seem like I’ve been gone. Posts or not, I’d like to give a quick update on what my plans are for writing in the near future and stuff like that.
Over the past two weeks I’ve been at the beach with my aunt and uncle and cousins. I thought I’d be able to easily handle my cousins because my younger siblings are so nuts, but somehow my cousins managed to be crazier. Fortunately, I managed to survive. (They weren’t as awful as this makes them sound, I promise.)
I got to go to the beach for the first time, which was super cool. I saw it as writing research (you know you’re a writer when…), and since I’m writing a mermaid short story for one of my sisters for Christmas that was really nice. The beach is actually really fascinating in a number of ways. The patterns in the sand were way cooler than geology class could ever be. Just saying.
The food was excellent, I did a lot more than I usually do, I stayed up way to late and was exhausted by the time it was time to come home, I got to hear my uncle’s thoughts on his first time watching The Lord of the Rings (which was amazing), and I had a chance to read Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, which I’ve been really wanting to read for a while since I love both C.S. Lewis and mythology. (Till We Have Faces is a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, for those who don’t know.) I found it on my aunt’s shelf, so I read it while I was there.
Plans for near-future writing
My nearest project is to write seventeen short stories in the next ten days. Yes, I may very well be crazy. I expect I’ll be super stressed and have a ton of fun, and since I’m getting them all printed it’ll be super cool to hold them as physical books, even if they’re just short stories and they’re super skinny and I won’t even be keeping them.
I have a lot of writing planned out for 2018, too, and have since about the middle of last month. Hopefully I’ll be able to stick to the plan, and if all goes well I’ll be publishing House of Mages in March and various short stories throughout the year. My first 2018 publication will most likely be a collection of the short stories I write this month (and a couple I wrote last month), which will be a total mishmash of genres.
Another thing I’d like to have finished either this month or next month is finalizing a style and schedule for my blog and a schedule for my Facebook page in such a way that it is more beneficial to my readers. That in mind, I’ve made a survey for my readers to tell me what they’d like to see and what they’re not so crazy about on those platforms. If you’d take a couple of minutes to fill it out I’d really appreciate it. :)
Anyway, I’m happy to be back and excited to get to work on my next projects.