Hi! It’s been a while.
When I finished Hyperion back on January 6th, I was all jazzed to keep right on writing… and I managed that for a couple days. Then, I started missing days. And eventually, I realized that I just wasn’t eager to write. That I felt tired… fatigued… at the thought of writing.
I had a really good day about the middle of the month where I threw 3,300 words (and change) at a project, but that–I think–was the final straw or the final nail or whatever metaphor you prefer. I couldn’t get myself interested in writing much at all for the rest of the month.
I talked it over with a couple writer friends and one, specific non-writer friend, and I reached the conclusion that I am–at my core–a burst writer. It will take more effort to change that (assuming I even can change it) than is probably worthwhile, so I’m going to lean into it.
From here on out, I will take a month off after finishing every story.
That decision/conclusion feels good. It feels like where I should be. Over time, I might be able to shorten that, but I have sufficient story ideas that I won’t run out for a very, very long time… especially with the new “month off” plan.
So… today’s the new month, right? Which means I’m back to writing, right? So, what am I writing?
Tempus, Primogenitor #4, is my focus until I finish it. It’s currently sitting at a hair over 61% complete, and I should be able to hit my target word count by the end of the month… maybe the first two weeks of March. I am moving Primogenitor to one per year status, so once I get Tempus published, don’t ask for another one until 2025. I have too many stories that interest me more, and I might even end the series at #5. I dunno. Still thinking about that one.
All right. I’ve rambled on enough for now. I’ll be back later with the writing update.