Yeah, I know. April showers and all that. I’m so over April showers, though!
For the past couple of days I’ve been brainstorming my next short story and doing a lot of world building and all that. Next step is working on my main character. I’m not in too much of a rush with that though, which is good. These things usually work out better if they can come to me gradually rather than me just trying to force them out.
I’m also looking hard at one of my novels, and thinking about reworking it into a science fiction novel. I think it would work far better that way. The way it exists now, I keep getting blocked by historical accuracy issues, and while i know that a historical novel does not have to be strictly accurate, I know way too much about the subject to just wing it! But if I make it science fiction, I can explore the theme even more deeply, themes of humanity and slavery.
Next week I hope to start the next draft of my current short story (and I’m HOPING there won’t be too many changes… that would be great 🙂 But it would be also great if I could make the story as good as possible, so I’m hoping my readers aren’t holding anything back!
Things are still on target for ROW 80. In fact, they seem a little “too” on target. But I know that if I had planned to do MORE, my story would have come back needing tons of work and I would have been going crazy. Better safe than sorry. And now I have more time to work on my novel and my next story. 🙂