And did I mention the degree is finally done? (hurrah! Results in mid July! Hoping to pull off a 2:1 overall) And with that clear from my brain, and the drain that is holiday cover for the family business also done with, I’m finally getting my head around everything that’s been put on hold.
Most notably, the writing of fiction stuff. It feels like a small age since I last wrote anything fictional (a quick check suggests the last was just before the last degree module started up, which makes sense) and the little writing cells, they be so rusty. So I went digging through my old writing to get back in the groove and discovered things I’d completely forgotten I’d written. Most of which are unpublishable, but teenage/early twenties me did have some surprisingly interesting ideas! (Also some truly terrible and slightly problematic ones, but, we evolve…) And there’s a ton of unfinished shorts from the last couple of years that need sorting out.
And there’s new fiction things I’ve been noodling over the last few months – after sitting down and plotting out things, have discovered that novel-wise I’ve got 3 secondary world/portal fantasies, 2 urban fantasies, a paranormal romance, a horror, 2 historic fantasies, 2 SF and a supernatural crime thing all begging attention. And that’s before we get to the short fiction. Do not even get me started on the short fiction. It’s a looooooong list.
And then there’s non fiction – there’s a ton of blog posts I need to write so there may be the vague chance of weekly blog posts at some point (don’t faint!), plus I want to get back to the short fiction reviewing again.
Am also plotting future anthologies, o’course, because I do love doing the anthologies and hope at some point to eventually edit one that pays pro rates to our lovely authors. Though where and with who is going to take a bit of creativity. Possibly a kickstarter may happen next year. Watch this space…. 🙂