I am lost, but in a good way.
You know that feeling you get when you wrap up something long, complicated, you have a personal stake in, and you now have that void where there’s nothing until you move on? Yeah, I’m currently relishing that little vacuum at the moment. The reason being, Building a Better You, formerly known as (R)Evolution, is moving out of the “writing” stage and into the “editing” rounds.
I had hoped to have the story wrapped up by Feb 1st, but the more I sat down to write it, the more scenes felt like they needed to be in the story. I had hoped to make it under the 10,000 word mark some apply towards short stories, but it ballooned well past that mark.
I then estimated that it would likely be around 15,000 words, making it one of my first stories to end as a novelette (yes, that actually exists, 7,500-17,500 words). When I finished the story and completed a couple early edits, it became 14,932 words.
Talk about accurate predictions.
So what’s lying ahead for me at the moment? Well, Under a Falling Sky still needs to be finished. There’s also the fact that I now have two stories in the editing tank (Guns of Asgard and now Building a Better You). I’ve already got editing notes and feedback for GoA, so I’ll likely get to work on editing that puppy, then dealing with the new kid on the block.
Soon enough, however, I’ll need to get a couple beta readers in line to give Building a Better You (the name is still not definitive, not quite sure what to roll with) a read over. I’ve got at least one person lined up, but if anyone wants to volunteer, you know how to reach me by now.
In the meantime, however, I’ve been relishing my weekend by catching up on some TV shows and trying some new ones. I got caught up on Justified, Arrow, Elementary, then started and got caught up on Continuum. I’ve always enjoyed the first three, so that was easy.
Continuum was something that got my eye from a link I saw someone post on Google+. It sounded interesting, so I decided to see if it could step above being just regular ScyFy shovelware. I can safely say that it is rather interesting, cliche in some spots and kind of cheesy in others, but enjoyable. I know I’ll keep my Season Pass running so I can stay current.
This Tuesday, however, I can let the good times roll in gaming. Dead Space 3 hits the market and my copy is already on its way. I’m not a co-op gamer in the slightest – I play games for single-player with extremely few exceptions – but I really, really want to see how they advance the series.
Anyways, off to keep my addled mind busy. I’ll keep y’all informed of what I decide to start working on.