I've been trying to get back into writing, recently. Listening to my inspiration for The Schrodinger Paradox. Reading and editing the stuff I'd had done. Working long-hand. I'm working on transcribing stuff tonight, tomorrow, and probably every spare minute through Thursday. I've got most of it plotted out in my head. I know where it's going, and I know why it's going there. And I'm hoping to finish part 2 this month. I'd like to finish the book in its entirety (part 2, 3, and an epilogue) by the end of the kids' fall semester.
After that? I've got half a dozen stories I need to transcribe out of my draft book I carry in my purse for random ideas. I've got random stories that will go into a collection, and a few that will go into my Modern Gods world, somewhere. I've got two more book ideas started (a veteran addicted to drugs getting rescuing kids orphaned by a hurricane and getting clean, and a vampire investments agent who recruits a P.I. roommate to help her out during daylight hours), and another two ideas percolating in the back of my head.
Honestly, where the Modern Gods world is concerned, I've got only one more overarching plot tying a bunch of stories together type novel, for now. I could be wrong, but I think that's it. Kinda makes me sad, because those have been some of my favorite characters to work with.
Any case, I think I've sort of hit my stride with doing three classes. I don't feel so overwhelmed with the workload, now. I think I've got things arranged to where I'll only be on campus two days a week, next semester, with three classes in the mornings, and office hours in the afternoon. I've done some writing in office hours, but not that much. Usually, my morning office hours are spent downing the coffee I didn't have time to drink before sitting down in the office. And catching up on paperwork for classes and email. And grading.
Oh, dear God, the grading...
But it does feel good to write again. Relieves a mental/emotional pressure that I'm often not aware is building until after something gives way.
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