This months plan

After looking through my options, I was feeling a little lost. I’ve got about 6 short stories that need their first draft finished, and a bunch more that need rewriting and editing. I don’t even want to think about the list of ideas for new stories that I have lying around – they are just going to have to wait a little longer.

Too many things to choose from, and nothing was jumping out at me, so I picked one at random – Johnny’s first kill.

I am really enjoying writing it, but at the same time feel a bit nervous about it. It has a squick factor that I don’t think I’ve encountered in any of my other stories, probably because Johnny is only 14 but he already knows what he is, ย and more importantly, what he isn’t.

I’ve resisted writing horror/killer stuff since I got pregnant, I didn’t even read anything like that while I was – some strange worry that everything I was absorbing would seep through to my unborn child. I’m not superstitious about many things, but I didn’t want to take the risk ๐Ÿ˜‰ So the last time I wrote that stuff was the month before I conceived when ย Following Faith came to life. The characters are adult, so it was a little different.

In general I have no trouble tapping into my dark side. I believe we all have one, and I feel like at least if am aware of it, it can never get the better of me. Anyways… I am going to have to let Johnny have Ellie today, and I have this nervous tension about it. I’ve gotta let him loose, and in doing so, hopefully I can bridge the gap that has existed inside me for that last year and a half or so. It’s time.

And after some wonderful chat on twitter, I’m making my next project a read through of Following Faith, an edit and polish and then I’m going to put it up here. I’ve not let many people read it, mostly because I think it shows a side of me that most people don’t even know exists. I let people read a novel I wrote with one torture scene that had most people asking me ‘how the hell did you come up with that?’ so I thought it best just not to put Following Faith out there – that said, I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as I thought it was initially!

I’m actually looking forward to putting it up and maybe having some people read it.

So that’s me. I think that will keep me pretty busy for the month. Alongside that I need to finish reading Ayden and make my outline for Riana so that I’m ready to launch into that come November 1st.

Exciting times!


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