February 23, 2017
Ah – What’s Next? As a devout West Wing fan, this is one of my favorite questions.
One week ago, I launched this site and got my first short story published on Amazon. It was a proud moment, but seeing nothing but a single short story available on all these author pages is killing me – I want to publish more! Yesterday!
To challenge myself, I put it out there in writing that I would publish another short story on this site by March 1st. This only gave me two weeks to work with, and I felt the pain set in almost immediately. For days I pecked at the running list of ideas I keep in a document called “Spitballin'”, feeling the time ticking on by as idea after idea failed to inspire me.
And then, in that moment that all writers hope for – I had it. The next idea. The next story. I grabbed my ergonomic keyboard, copious amounts of the world’s finest coffee, and set off into a new world…
I’ve been writing every chance I have this week, and the idea has morphed from just another short story…into a great idea for a full length novel. Maybe several novels…
Long story short, new work is coming, and coming soon. I may not meet the March 1st deadline I set for myself, but I won’t miss it by much.
This will be a longer work, likely around 15,000 words, and will serve as an opening novella, probably the first of four novellas set in the same ‘universe’.
I know what you’re thinking – you’re not going to do that author thing where you only publish a single book, but you sell it in four parts over time to make more money and build exposure, are you?
Stay tuned, all. And thanks for reading.