Hey there. It’s been a while.
Updating this blog is like trying to get together with someone you haven’t seen for years. At first, you mean well, you say, “Yeah, let’s get together for lunch or something!” And you really intend to, but for whatever reason life gets in the way and it never happens. Time goes by, and you keep thinking, Hey, I need to follow up and call them again. But then you realize that’s become so long that it’s awkward now, and you deliberately make a point to remain distant because you feel like too much time has passed. And then you get old and die.
Wow, that got dark really fast.
What I’m trying to say is, here I am. I’m making the attempt, for whatever it’s worth.
Sadly, not a whole heck of a lot has happened since my last update. I’ve finished first drafts on two different works. The first one is my NaNo novel I started a couple of years ago and have been slowly trudging through since. I finally finished it a couple weeks ago, coming in at a whopping 156,000 words. That’ll need to be trimmed down a bit, and I’m already in the process of a first editing pass. I’m mainly just trying to close a few of the gigantic gaping plot holes I created for myself and generally clean it up a bit, then I’ll let a few people read it to get some feedback before diving in for the rewrite. I feel like it has a lot of problems, but with some TLC it could really be something special.
The second one is a much smaller story, about 15k words at the moment that I’m going to work to extend out to novella length for the rewrite. It’s hard to describe, but it’s essentially a cyberpunk-horror mashup. It has nowhere near the scope as the novel, but it’s a fun little romp so far. We’ll see where it lands.
Otherwise, I’ve got lots of new ideas for stories, but I feel like I need to get these last two done and dusted before moving on. I have a bad habit of starting things and never finishing them, so I’m taking a stand here and getting these complete before moving on. Wish me luck.
And let’s not wait so long to get together again, huh?