What??? (hiking, bagpipes, gardening, riding…) No, I am not retiring! While, yes, I may snatch a little time to do this stuff, the Search and Rescue team is still on that list and the time that requires is A Lot to keep training current.
Primarily - I have art deadlines to meet. Cover and interior art for this book, and the two following Empire books for Grim Oak Press. That will keep me Big Busy for the next bit.
What am I going to do?
Today: spent mapping out a bit of short fiction (yes, Athera related!) that I had partially started and on the back burner for FOREVER…that will get completed.
I have Other shorts also in progress, various states of planning.
And a stand alone novel three chapters down…with fourth chapter well along. That is likely to be my next submission/but FIRST we have to see what the editor does with this manuscript (thud!) that just landed on their desk.
I have a list of FOURTEEN novel ideas; a slew of satellite stories (Atheran universe) and a ton of closets to clean! Also this forum on ‘sleep’ for way too long, now I will have Time for it.
So the gardening would be nice but truthfully, the honey harvest comes before that. And I am looking at a dog for SAR training.
Plenty to do while the nerves won’t get to me (editor). We possibly need a New Thread soon for STATUS OF FUTURE PROJECTS as they get ongoing.
I made Huge strides on the short story (or novella or who knows what) today - the ideas fleshed out enough to get it going again…if you are wondering, the title is The Outcast, and it is a backhistory, set in the early 4000s, Third Age.
And there may even be epic poetry coming from the First and Second Ages…or even the Eras before that.
You have no idea what’s been abubbling and aboiling while I was editing the Huge Stack of Manuscript.
NOW it is all unleashed…!