A Huge Pile of Words

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My brain is filled by a huge pile of words. At least that’s what it feels like.

I think the problem is that I have too many projects on the go. Now I think about it, I am currently working on all of the following:

Books

The Arena of Lost Souls – Fantasy novel, 85000 words. Finished (Hurrah!) and now being sent out to agents.

The second book (working title!) – Fantasy sequel About 3000 words. Just starting chapter 2.

Stories

The third thing that made  me kill myself – 1500 words. Accepted for publication in an anthology by Centum Press, and out soon. (Hurrah!)

Incompatible – 2800 words. Written in June 15 and rejected by a range of publishers (Boo!). Untouched until last night when I had a sudden flash of inspiration and rewrote the end. Renamed as End User Agreement, it has a much better conclusion, I now just need to work on the beginning. And the middle.

The Robot that sat on my House – About 1750 words. Finished but I don’t like the end. I’m waiting for inspiration.

Sailing the dust (working title) – Sci Fi about deep space fishing and smuggling. Two sections that will eventually join. About 2000 words in total so far. Still got a way to go on this one.

Hungry Like the Wolf – about 1600 words so far. First person, present tense story from the viewpoint of someone who may well be a psychopath. Not totally sure where I am going with this but it feels like it could be a dark tale indeed.

Now I’ve listed them I’m not surprised that I’m feeling a bit jammed full of words, especially considering  I also work full time.

Still, wouldn’t want to get bored would I?

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Huge Pile of Words”

  1. It’s not necessarily bad as long as you can multitask well 😉 I usually have the same problem, resulting in total confusion and frustration and me putting away all those half-baked stories. Hope you’ll do better! 💪

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    1. I try to see it as all part of the process? Sometimes you have to leave stuff alone and then come back to it. Last tear I pulled out a painting I had started years ago and never finished. Looking at it with fresh eyes spurred me in to finish it and I was really pleased with the result. Hopefully that will work with writing too.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. What an interesting snapshot of where your words are ending up! Congratulations on your successes, and the insight too to recognise when something isn’t quite right with a piece. I can relate to needing to put work aside for further work or inspiration – some pieces need more time or some serious tweaking before they are ready to be sent out into the world. Thanks for sharing a bit about your process and your progress. Happy writing!

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    1. Thank you for your exceptionally kind words. I know I have a long way to go with writing but I feel like I’m starting to dimly see my way forward. Thanks for the encouragement!

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