Starting Another Project

>> Friday, June 26, 2009

Oh, yeah, I was just thinking I didn't have enough going on.

Research, document reviewing, vacation, telecons, trips to visit my grandmother with my mother, air conditioning going out, herding small people, and reading new books and watching new videos, you'd think this would the worst possible time to start a new novel.

So you'll be unsurprised to hear that I started one, one that is very close to my heart because it has elements of both my own and my husband's ideas.

Does that mean I'm nuts? A glutton for punishment? Or that I haven't yet let my brain atrophy?

Here's hoping.


  • Richard

    Go you! Planning to participate in
    JulNoWriMo with this one? The 50k-words-in-a-single-month meme isn't for everyone, but I've found it helpful.
    What's the thumbnail summary of your new project?
    Good luck! ;-)

  • Mrsbear

    Best of luck to you. I've made a few attempts but so far have been unable to see any of my beginnings evolve in to an ending. I'll be rooting for you. Flex that brain. ;)

  • Stephanie B


    No, I wasn't planning to participate in JulNoWriMo because I never have, but it's something to think about. Nominally, a deadline like that on my novels is often counterproductive. But it's a thought. This is a little different, though, so it might be worth pursuing.

    Thumbnail: there are two realms, magic and mundane, that were separated a long time ago via magic. The realms cannot be brought back without a catalyst and no one knows who that catalyst will be. There are a number of magii, the highest level of magic users, who have cut themselves off from the magic realm, lived life after life while accepting their highly limited skills in order to be there to help put the realms back together when the time comes.

    No one gets what they expected when the catalyst finally comes - especially not the catalyst herself.

  • Bob Johnson

    Good luck Stephanie. I'm amazed at how you can do two blogs, write novels and be a Rocket Scientist, you're my hero.

  • Richard

    Hmm, your new project sounds reminiscent of a few other fantasy books I've read and enjoyed. I'll be interested to see the direction you take the theme, though.

    As for the WriMo's, yeah hefty deadlines aren't for everyone. I've used them as extra motivation to get me through first drafts. Of course, there's a lot of editing and revision required for a first draft written WriMo style.

    Then again, my first novel project suffered from the deadly writus interruptus without the kick in the pants of a looming deadline. I kept editing the work in progress instead of pushing the story forward. Sadly, I never finished the first draft of that book. Guess I never had to revise it either. ;)

    Now I'm working on my second WriMo motivated novel. I was chugging along through chapter seven at just over 19k words when I stopped typing for the night. And, with a little luck and a lot of diligence, the first draft will be finished by August 1st.

    Whether you decide to try JulNo or not, good luck on your project. Cheers.

  • The Mother

    Good luck with that. I'm thinking about starting a new one, too. I'll let you test the waters.

  • flit

    your list sounds way heavier than mine ... I don't have any small people's to herd

    I can't wait until you find a publisher/agent!

  • Doctor Faustroll

    Bringing on the bomb has been my personal mission for 40-50 years now and the burden always gets lighter as I look around at the idiots I live among, particularly the liberals. There are no conservatives anymore. They all died with Teddy Roosevelt and were replaced with nincompoops waiting for Reagan.

    Of course, having chosen not to breed I have considerably more freedom in determining what stupid actions to take.

    All actions are equally stupid, of course. Even history written by the losers has proven that to be true.

    Best of luck in pursuit of your peculiar delusion.

    Osana bin stickin his nose in all the right places

  • Aron Sora

    Your a NASA engineer, NASA engineers are epic, thus you are epic. Epic people can climb mountains in one day, thus you can take on the mortal task for writing 2 blogs and a book.

    No your not insane, your epic. Keep being ambitious, it's the only thing that keeps us from standing still. Standing still means our deaths.

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