It’s been a while since I wrote up a comprehensive “what I’m doing/going to do/hate etc…” sort of progress report, so here goes!
Currently in submission process:
Space Bones, Rusalka (poem), and Delilah.
Number of rejections in 2009: 2 (1 form, 1 w/comments)
Projects I’m editing:
Delilah (though I might have worn myself out on that…)
Blade Bearer- currently waiting until it gets critiqued at NorWesCon
Monsters- need to tweak the middle and change the ending.
Novels in progress:
Chwedl- 56k words, currently working on how to solve problem of finding two matching stones on a beach. Goal is to be done by April or so (hello/goodbye spring break!)
Casimir Hypogean- rewrite is approx 7k words now, currently on hiatus due to massive hate of this novel and stuckness with how to pull threads together.
Werewolves in Space- outlined but probably holding off until after Thesis.
War Witches- is going to be my thesis. I have basic character ideas and some plot. Also, now I have a list of books to start reading this summer or there abouts for research since this is going to be the toughest project I’ve taken on yet between historical/cultural accuracy issues and the whole slavery thing.
Nadia’s Tale- semi-outlined (this is a sequel to Casimir Hypogean) (working title).
As yet Unamed Third Lorean novel- the final novel in the Casimir Hypogean world. Yes, the plot of this cropped up when I realized there was no good way to end the second book without a giant war/cultural clusterdoom.
Darkside of Revenge- A novel which started as a short story idea in my head and has quickly tried to utterly dominate my thinking for the last couple of months despite being aggressively back-burnered. I’m not even sure this story works beyond one dimension (revenge stories are awfully hard to do well), but it would mean I get to write about horses and a lot of clever murder/revenge/cool made up horse culture. And that would be freaking awesome. Stupid novel. Go away! (scribbles down some more notes).
Epic Sprawling Node Novel- I think I’m about 10 years out from being sophisticated enough to write this novel. It has everything: conspiracy, dragons, an apocalypse, angels, prophesy, demons, love, war, and pirates.
Epic Sprawling Fantasy Novel with Maps- I’m about 3 or 4 years away from being cool enough to write this. And probably a few hundred hours of research on the cultures I want to shamelessly appropriate to make this tale of gladiators, slavery, nomadic/magical OE horse people, blood rituals, and godhood work at all properly.
Projects I’d like to start:
More flash fiction. I think I’m going to set myself a goal of writing a decent bit of flash and editing it each month. I suck most at dialogue and beginnings, so really, writing something super short should help me tighten up at least one of those problems.
Revive Monday short story day. It got me Space Bones, after all, which is so far my favorite story that I’ve ever written.
I also think I should try to write some more speculative poetry, mostly for a lark because I do think it’s passing strange that I don’t really write it, oh, ever.
To sum up: I have too much to do. Why am I still awake?