Currently, I’m going over a sci-fi mystery novella. I haven’t finished the first draft and since not touching it for over six months I have forgotten what I had written, however, I know what needs to happen etc. I’m editing as I go to get back into the story. Once finished, I’m not sure if I’m going to go back and edit that shit out of it or go onto finishing other first drafts (I have a bazillion). I don’t think I’ll be publishing another story this year, but who knows.
August is coming up in Edinburgh and that means having only one day off a week and everything being balls to the walls dealing with all the extra tourists. I doubt I’ll have time to write or edit. Afterwards, I should get back into everything.
I’ve bought myself a planner/calendar that shows the entire month so that I can visualise my time and maybe that’ll help me get back into things. I did a similar thing in uni and that helped me keep ahead of my assignments. I could just be the thing to motivate me into getting back my mojo.
There is just over a month left until 2019 and I’m no way closer to publishing another story. I was hoping that I’d have something ready by now. But alas it is all my own fault for not managing myself properly so that I could achieve my goals. Maybe I could achieve something in the next 30 days.
I seem to be noticing that quite a few new books are being presented as retellings. I don’t know if I’m getting a skewed sense of what’s coming out, but is anyone else noticing all these reboots?
Is it because it’s just easier to piggyback and not bother taking a leap of their own? If that’s the case then why are you so scared? I mean how much seemingly original/innovated content is there being published and how much is being overlooked?