Over the last few days I’ve been having a few ideas about Avoiding The Game, my first NaNoWriMo novel, and I can see some of the ways to fix it now, although I still don’t have an ending. I know how I want it to end, but I’m just not sure how to execute it.
As well as that I’ve been having a few good Ideas for Project Apollo. Mainly it’s little, character and world building scenes but I think they’ll help contribute to building the universe.
On Avoiding The Game though, this is a story I thought was dead in the water. I couldn’t see how I was going to fix it, I didn’t like my protagonist and I’d lost a fair bit of love for it. Now though, I think I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel and it may be worth looking at again on the near future. Before then though I want to get this Vampire collection done. I’ve got two short stories, Nine Hearts and Final Freedom, that just need a little tidying up. Then I got one which was kinda written on spec for something else but that never happened, so I’m going to go in and get working on the second draft and build from what I’ve already got. After that I’m looking at working on Earth, After Liberation done! That’ll probably be my big solo project for next year.
I’ll also squeeze in Project Apollo (with Owen Arnold) and The Residents (with Chrystalyn Hope) when the time comes.
So I loosely know what I’ll be working on in the foreseeable future, it’s nice knowing that as I can focus my attention on them. I do have to make sure I get things written down though. I’ve lost a couple of ideas on my Project Apollo over the last couple of days because I haven’t had a chance to write them down!