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Can you believe I managed to blog three whole days in a row last week two weeks ago? Yeah.

Apparently I’m running in low power mode right now. New meds, a heavy work schedule, and two short story deadlines. Oh, and I’m outlining NOVEL.

I’ve got around twenty unfinished short stories in inventory. My plan is to revise a short story every month or so while drafting novel. I don’t plan to draft any new short stories until I’ve finished this novel draft, unless something new like Shanghai Steam comes along or a specific invite comes along that catches my interest. Shiny is shiny, after all.

How long will this take? Fuck if I know. I’ve never finished a novel before. When I’m drafting short stories I average 500 words/day with relative ease. I suspect I can double that but I’ll be conservative and give myself until my birthday next summer — almost exactly 11 months away. If I don’t have a complete draft by then, something is seriously wrong and the Inkpunks are formally invited to visit a beatdown on my ass.

Expect regular status updates complete with word widget and maybe even tiny extracts of out of context words that I’m not totally horrified by.

Posted on 23 Aug 2011 #novel