I've got too many projects on the go, that's my problem. I know, I know, you don't want to hear it, since you don't suffer from such a struggle. But we all have our struggles, and too many projects can be as daunting as too few. The brain gets befuddled with the decision of "Which one is most likely to be worth the time I"m going to need to spend on it, to prepare it for publication (or at least attempted publication)?"
Well, the "hot seat" belongs to the "Whatever Happened to Henry Hudson?" novel since it's got a bit of a deadline. I mean, when I wrote the thing, in all of about 6 days, I had no idea that 2011 was the 400th anniversary of Hudson's death, (well it hadn't struck me, that's all). The realisation of that made it more pressing than the others, since an important date like that just doesn't happen by chance now, does it?
And so, I've been whipping myself to complete the re-writes, and it's out there, being considered now, half re-written, but percolating nicely.
The others are all in lesser states of completion. I'll fill you in later!
Well, they say that writers should have a blog. So I now have a blog. It's not difficult to set one up. I'm sure the keeping at it will be more painful. But perhaps, here on these pages, I will work out my writer's blocks, stew about the struggle, and create the new, so that writing will become more productive over time. I'll keep you posted!
Hilary Slater: I write in the morning before I get out of bed. I write in the evening when the world is quiet. I write at Starbucks, where I can escape the household interruptions. But most of all I write in November, when NaNoWriMo inspires me!