I have done the thing that I swore I’d never do—I’m actively working on several books at once. Gone are my linear days, it seems. But:
My mind is somehow keeping up with these multiple projects. First, there’s Life in Another ’Cosm: Jinny from the Blog, the second book in the ’Cosm series. Then there’s The Stealth Lovers, which is the Xax and Viv prequel story, and my NaNoWriMo 2017 project. Finally, there’s The Eclectic Collection from the Galaxy with No Name, my anthology of silly space opera short stories. I keep joking with my husband unit that I should get a betting pool going to see which one of these things I’ll finish first!
At the same time, I’m editing the Spoonie Authors Network with new content each week and my day job is editing other people’s books. Holy crap, my life is full o’ words!
Also maybe I’m trying to get into other publisher’s anthologies.
Or not. I’m having fun, so I’ll keep doing it as long as it’s fun. The moment I feel stressed I’ll pull back. Lucky for me I write humorous content, so the subject matter makes me laugh and releases much-needed endorphins. In the current state of the world, I need laughter on a daily basis.
While I originally intended to focus on Life in Another ’Cosm, this year I became enamoured with writing short stories. I began writing them for competitions, but then I thought I’d keep some for my own collection. Short fiction is a total blast! I love the challenge of captivating a reader within a smaller word count!
As for The Stealth Lovers, I’ve always been put off by NaNoWriMo, only because I knew people with a really bad “pass or fail” attitude toward it. But for some reason, this year I saw it as an opportunity to play with words for thirty days, and see what a comfortable rhythm of writing is for me. NaNoWriMo is sort of a testing ground and a way to kickstart me back into novel writing again. Also, how can I resist thirty days with Xax and Viv? I love those guys!
So, yeah. Wordses is being writted.
These next couple of years should be interesting. I wonder what’ll get published? Stay tooned!
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm, a comedic space opera where boy meets girl, but girl doesn’t notice boy because she’s sharing a body with another boy. She is also the creator and editor of the Spoonie Authors Network. You can follow Cait on Facebook and Twitter.
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