I took a month off from writing fiction to pursue professional endeavors, a combination of classwork and preparation for one facet of my professional future. The good news is that things have mellowed out now and for the month of November, I have some divergent plans and projects ahead of me.
For those of you stopping by, I have 10,000 words written for the rough draft of Starlight Flame, the working title for my fantasy novel with science fiction & computer system overtones. I am almost sure I’ll change the title, though for the moment, it stays.
As for Starlight Flame, I plan to continue the work on the remainder of the manuscript come mid-December, meaning that I should have the rough draft complete sometime in February or March.
For now, however, I want to build back up my daily word count, so I can take on the challenge come next month. In other words, I need a warm up after my short break and I have an excellent idea: Alter Ego Academy. I’ll spring some details in a post later, but the short hand is it’s a school for super heroes and it will basically run like the Resonance Saga, just with a few years cut from the main cast.
As a rule, I don’t like to talk profusely about the plot within a new book until I’ve written about half of it. I call it the 50% rule. I’ve got a blog post written about it somewhere around here.
At any rate, that’s about the size of the situation so far. To recap …
- Took a month off
- Will take on the big fantasy come December, but first …
- Need a warm up with superheroes