Back in February/March, I sat down and set up a schedule to deal with getting Twisted Magics ready for publication. This included my desire to try and get work done on the second book during Camp NaNoWriMo in April.
I decided everything would be done by the end of April so I could enjoy May as a month of reading. That plan has been shot. Repeatedly. By a highly trained firing squad.
Now, I realize the month is far from over, but a good chunk of it is gone and my reading list is continuing to grow. I managed to sneak in a book at the end of last month (mostly because I needed to return it to the library), but nothing so far and I don’t know where to start. Do I try to finish books I’m currently reading? Read some short stuff first? Get the reviews done and out of my head?
Except that my attempts to finish book 2 have overridden all of these questions. I’ve also been trying my hand at a couple of other projects. I have come to the conclusion that I don’t know how to write short. A particular project that I started to help me out with details in book 2 has started on its path to becoming a novella. The other one…I don’t know yet, but I’m fairly certain that it won’t stay short either.
Predominantly on my list for reading are stories by friends and local authors. I have a few others and a list of recommendations that rivals most short stories (I know, it isn’t that long mostly because I’ve been lax about jotting things down). Hopefully I’ll get what I really want to write finished soon and start enjoying the outdoors with a good book.