The Project At Hand
So I have decided to backburner the novel for awhile—mostly due to the fact that I was getting a bit burnt out creatively and knew that I would like a clear focus for when I restarted the rewrite process. But I am not going to rest on my laurels and decided to try for something else.
The game plan right now is to try and make myself write short stories for the next couple of months. The goal is to try and get one done about every ten days—nothing super long but small pieces to either explore working on my voice or trying out characters and situations that I have in my mind that might not fit into the “novel” concept.
And to keep myself accountable I will be posting these pieces on my secondary blogger log for people to read if they would like. I imagine I will be sticking to mostly young adult themes and characters but will hopefully play more with characters of different races, sexes, sexuality and cultural backgrounds. I think this is a good comprise with my current situation and might inspire me to find new characters or narratives.