Monday, October 15, 2012

Down Time

So after getting Shades out the door in February, and Dead Stop published in September, I had these grandiose plans of getting three novel sized projects finished in 2012. Visions of glorious productivity danced in my head. I was certain that words would continue to fly from my keyboard in a crescendo ending in a third project wrapping up at the end of December.

I don't think it's going to happen.

After a bunch of marketing in September, I found myself sort of just staring at the screen this month. I haven't even totally decided what my next project IS yet. Argiope? A sequel to Dead Stop? Another bunch of short stories? Nothing has really grabbed my muse yet and made her go "THERE! There is what we are going to do!"

So the wheels spin.

But I am at least thinking about it. I just haven't gotten anything yet good yet. I do sort of hold out for good these days.. It works better.

But that's my little update for now.


  1. Thanks for the update! I was wondering where you would go next, creatively. I am dealing with burnout this week. Same thing, what to do, when and how... Sometimes shoving off from the shore is the hardest thing! I hope your muse shows up soon. Wandering is tough, too! :)

  2. Yeah, "shoving off from shore" is a great way to describe it. That's exactly what I'm waiting to do. I just haven't charted a course yet.

  3. Hi Nate, I used this post as an inspiration for one of my own: Hope you're okay with that, if not I would be happy to change my post.

  4. I think that is a great post, Alva! That is a lot of what has been going on with me.

    Lately I've been doing a lot more reading than writing. Sometimes I think that helps the old batteries you were talking about. I've just about reached the point now where I'm working myself up to getting "back on that bike." Too much down time can be habit forming :P