My current list of WIP’s

Inspired by a conversation via Twitter with my friend at Flames and Flowers, here is a list of my current Works In Progress in order to really drive home the reason why I am so overwhelmed, I need to outline:

  1. Winter Boot: A short story which, compared to my other works, is fairly kid friendly. This is all plotted out but needs to be written.
  2. Go Away Girls: The Silver Slide: A novel length steampunk lesbian story starring these ladies. This novel is started but still in the starting phase.
  3. First Brood: Greenhouse: The sequel to Dreamhunter. This novel is about halfway done but needs a TON of editing.
  4. Dijinn story: another in this universe but is still in the brainstorm stage.
  5. Suicide Troopers: scripts for this comic I’m working on with my friend. This will be an ongoing project.
  6. Untitled sci-fi/fantasy m/f novel: This may be an erotic one. I’m not sure. This is still in the outlining stage.
  7. Untitled horror short story: I have two pages of this written and no plans whatsoever. I need to make them. >_<
  8. A list of erotic short story submission ideas about 12 deep as of today. I may get more soon. I just compile them for whenever I have a chance to work on that.
  9. Sketch practice so I can add more to my Deviant Art gallery, my Storm Artists gallery, and my Zazzle shop.

And I’m fairly certain there’s something I’m forgetting. Yes, I have a full time job, overtime, housework, and a 4 year old. Yes, I am clusterfuck crazy. Scary, isn’t it?

There was a time, when I was a younger gal, where I could mentally keep all this straight with only a few notes. But the worlds are getting so expansive with so much detail, I’ve had to use outlines to keep the parameters straight and make sure one world doesn’t seep into the other by mistake.

I  have a writing planner AND I utilize Asana to keep on schedule with an ADDITIONAL daily alarm on my phone to ensure I meet (or TRY to meet) my daily goal of 4 pages a day. Sometimes I sit in bed, literally encircled by notebooks as I bounce from one story to another to get those 4 pages.

And somewhere in here, I’m supposed to lose 20 pounds and to a book challenge? Why do I get the feeling I’m setting myself up to fail here. 0.0

Saturday Off?

I may be off from Dayjob, but I can’t sit idle. Even when I’m doing nothing, I’m doing SOMETHING. So far, I’ve cleaned a little, basked in the glory of typing up two short stories last night, started knitting the sleeves for that baby sweater, and took my friend’s dog for a nice long walk with my kid. It’s a scary thing to watch how much a young dog and a 4 year old seem to understand each other without even trying. XD

The two stories I finished I sent off towards my Devious Plan. >:}

As for the rest of my day, I’ll get back on the Wii (since the dog walking was more of the dog walking me) and more knitting and writing.

Yeah, I have no life. :p

MwahaHA!!

I should be back to a regular posting schedule very soon. Not this week because my hubby’s birthday is this weekend and if I’m caught with a pen in my hand on "his time" there’ll be hell to pay. Have no fear; he has to sleep some time. >}

The first few words have been written for my entry into the Writer’s of the Future contest. I have all of one sentence so far as I type this and I might as well be standing up on stage naked as the buzzards circle me for pickings. I know I should do it because the chance for a win, and a win would be a huge boost for my writing "career" (in quotes because I like my day job and intend to keep it even if that means having a grand total of five fans).

If anything, I should loot at this as a chance to work with characters I’ve had in my head for YEARS, yet never took the chance to write about them till now. Granted, having yet another unfinished project looming around (quick mental guess: 4-5 with 3 more in my head or jotted down in my idea books) but I can’t pass up the opportunity to work on something other than my vampires. I love them so very much (too much, perhaps?) but there is so much more in my head. It all should come out.

It’s going to be interesting to see how when I have a full time job, husband, and side shop to worry about. Yes, I am tired all the time. :p

Better get to it then! Till next time! 🙂