I just this evening had a BOIIIING moment. I’m done with writing for 2018.
And you know what? That’s perfectly fine. It’s been a great year for me. A Night at the Rabbit Hole was published in the Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland anthology, and I got to hang with some awesome authors. The Hilltop Gathering will be published this or next month in the We Shall Be Monsters anthology, which led me to be on a great Frankenstein panel at Can-Con 2018. And after writing my wee buns off, The Stealth Lovers (the prequel to Life in the ’Cosm) was accepted for publication by Renaissance.
This Spoonie would like to rest on her laurels for a little while and maybe not rigidly plan any writing activities for 2019. What I do, I do. Plus, I’ll be busy co-editing Nothing Without Us with my BFF Talia C. Johnson and continuing to edit great stories by my clients.
I need some unstructured play right now.
So, I’m not going to do NaNoWriMo.
I’m gonna play.
And that decision makes me happy. I need to acquire more writing spoons and taking my foot off the pedal helps.
Let’s see what happens with this freestyle approach for the next wee bit!
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm, a story about a little green guy who’s on a quest to save half the person he loves. Her latest WIP, The Stealth Lovers, is a military space opera about legendary warriors Xaxall Dwyer Knightly and Vivoxx Nathan Tirowen. When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She’s also working with Renaissance and co-editor Talia C. Johnson on the Nothing Without Us anthology (call for submissions are ongoing until Dec 31, 2018.)