The last few weeks have been blah. I’ve got no motivation for writing and I’m not sure if it’s burnout again or something else.
But what I do have is a whole bunch of ideas that are in various stages of to-be-planned-out. Some have already got a few chapters, other are just dot points, and all of them do not have any endings.
Soooooo, what I am going to be doing next is spending the next month or so just sitting down and planning them out. Not sure how I’m going to allocate my time, but I’m always using my noggin to be thinking up stuff. I’ll probs be jumping all over and maybe add some existential thoughts to the mix.
Anyhow I also wrote an erotica under a pen name and it’s going better than all my other stories combined. So there’s that.
Just found out that the reason that we use the letter K to represent a thousand words is because of the Greeks. You know ‘coz K is for kilo. Also writing a 80 kilo book is beyond impressive.
Unlike me, who today, wrote no kilos.
The day before that, I again wrote no kilos.
And the day before that? Don’t know. Probably nothing as well. I’m living in a world of timeless haze to be honest. Will tomorrow be my day of writing a kilo?
So for all other writers of an aspiring nature, write your kilos. No one else will.
Just completed another draft of Becoming Stardust. I think it’s almost ready 🙂 I just need to create an ebook cover, but I’m having trouble picking an image.
It’s super snowy in Utrecht atm and work closed down on Sunday. But fortunately for me I had Saturday, Monday and Tuesday off, so with Sunday added, I had a four day break 🙂 Because everything is cold and miserable with a thick layer of snow I’m stuck inside, setting my laptop up on the kitchen table because it ended up being the warmest part of the house.
On Saturday I spent it adding to a novel that had been on the back burner since ’18. I’m not sure what genre it fits into atm, but maybe magical realism? It’s set in an alternative world with mostly current technology and focuses on a generation of individuals who are descended from a ruling class of people who possessed telepathy and telekineses, but had been massacred by the general population. So far the book is 60k but I’m planning on making it into either two long books or a trilogy. I’m going to finish the entire story first before publication.
On Sunday I spent it doing nothing and felt bad about it. I couldn’t seem to get my head in order and nothing happened.
On Monday I edited a 42 page novella (yes that many pages) that I completed last year. I made up a cover image for it and I think it will be ready for publication in a few more edits. The tag line for this tale is, A supernatural tale of lust and human sacrifice. I think I wrote the entire thing in under a week. It’s divided into five parts instead of chapters and it has a lot of bumping uglies in it lol. I think I might have to alter the end as it is more telling vs showing. But I would not be afraid to publish it as it.
On Tuesday I again did not do anything productive 😦
One day I’ll be well known enough to be in this position 🙂
I’m going to aim high and release three stories this year. I haven’t made a concrete decision on what stories I’ll be focusing on but who cares? Currently, I have a ton of novellas and novelettes more than novels so it’ll probs be those stories instead of actual novels. It’s been a while since I worked on my sci-fi stories (there are quite a few) so I might look over those.