Thursday, March 24, 2011

Invasion of the Plot Bunnies

Seems I've been remiss about posting lately. Not that I haven't been working. :-) Finished the second draft of the Zaphkiel novel and am currently getting ready to work on the third. I'm not sure if I'll have it ready for Angry Robot since the March 31 deadline is looming. However, I do have something to submit to other publishers or agents and that's what matters.

I'm currently plotting my Script Frenzy project: Twelve Angry Men meets Feast. (Okay, you can all stop groaning. For the record, I like Twelve Angry Men. I've seen the movie and read the screenplay.) The still untitled horror screenplay is pure escapism. I've got 30 days in April to write a 100 page screenplay and I have jury duty. Of course there's no connection... (Looks off and whistles innocently.)

As if Script Frenzy weren't enough, I'm involved in a 50k writing challenge through one of my writing groups. I'll probably do that in May. Finally came up with an idea for a steampunk story involving a vampire in Victorian Louisville. Since the story involves steamboats, guess what I'll be doing in my spare time. Yep. Research. But Louisville's nick name is River City.

Dare I mention the murder mystery I'm also lobbing about in my skull? This is what I get for getting caught up in the frenzy known as March Madness. Go Wildcats! :-) But yeah, I've been wanting to write a murder mystery and this time I have a title but no plot as of yet. (Okay, someone's murdered but that's about the extent of that.)

If you're palming your faces and wondering just what the hell am I thinking, have no fear. I'm one of those writers who lets ideas simmer in the back of my subconscious. In the meantime, a 275 page draft of the untitled Zaphkiel Project awaits my attention.

Back to work.

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