So I’ve made it through another school year, and have over 250 pages of essays and notes to show for it. As usual when I don’t have time to write fiction, I’ve been missing the process of putting together stories, settings, and characters – but they say a variety of types of writing is good practice. I know for a fact that my expository writing has improved this semester, and connecting ideas and maintaining pacing is important in either style. Now that it’s summer, I’m so excited about the chance to get back to fiction that I can’t decide which project to work on!
Not that my summer is going to be much less busy than the school year…for the next few weeks, I’m doing book events, hopefully getting some editing work, and preparing for my archaeological field school. Then I head off to Spain for 3 weeks to help excavate a Celtic Iron Age necropolis (stay tuned for updates on that!) When I get back, I’ll (*fingers crossed!*) have a job waiting – plus more book events and independent research for my senior honors thesis for next year. Not that I’m complaining, mind you!
Still, it’s high time to make time to write. I’ve got a sequel for Erica Flynn to work on, a follow-up story to my steampunk/cyberpunk short story for 3 Fates Press’ anthology (Circuits & Steam) and a series of other interconnected post-apocalyptic short stories to go along with it, and a prequel story to King Kong. I feel like a kid in a candy store just thinking about all these projects!