We’ve been in the apartment for almost two weeks now, but it wasn’t until late Saturday night that I was finally able to unbox my desktop and look into some writing. I’m still pushing out stories, albeit with a slight hiatus the last few weeks. At present I have five short stories out for consideration. That seems like a lot to me, especially given my sales record (zilch), but having worked on my quality for the last few years, I’m trying to work on my quantity. If I do enough of it, eventually something will sell somewhere, right?
On the novel front, as predicted, despite interest from some agents based on my elevator pitch, actual interest in the full novel hasn’t materialized. I’m still waiting to hear back from a few agents, but I’m far from being disappointed. I knew the novel was a tougher sale, and I’m more satisfied that I finished it even if no one wants to pick it up.
What I am trying to do right now is figure out what I’m going to work on next. Now that I have a workspace again (THANK YOU WIFE!!!), I feel like things are beginning to settle again. I find myself torn between wanting to work on the Niki Hunter series (which I think would probably be classified as New Adult, maybe paranormal thriller? Not a lot of romance involved, plenty of things that go bump in the night though), and wanting to work on some science fiction. Experience has taught me that I can’t do both at the same time, though – my brain doesn’t appreciate switching storylines that easily. I think while my brain works out what it wants to do, I will probably go back to working on that follow up to the Pearl Crescent. I had fun writing about Jei and Kinsing, and think another tale in their journey would be worth it.
Before I can do even that, though, I have to revisions and reductions on a short story I want to submit for an upcoming contest. Apparently, I also have to work at my job and take part in my family at the same time. Pffft.