I have two short works I must complete this month. The deadlines are TIGHT and I don’t want either project to slip off my radar. In many ways, this month will be worse than a NaNo month — because these works need to be polished for submission by July 31st. No mere slinging of words will suffice.
Despite vacation the last few days, I’ve started the first project. I think it’ll be shorter than the other so I’m tackling it first. Working title: Storms As She Walks. Targeting about 10K in length but I really don’t know. I have this thing in my head, not much on paper, so it may grow as I write. So far I haven’t quite broken 1K yet (but I’m close). I’m still searching for the voice of this piece, sort of like wandering through a new house in the darkest hour of night, hands outstretched to keep from running into something.
The longer piece hasn’t quite come together in my head yet. Tentative working title: Gifted. I know the general external plot, but I don’t have the romance angle worked out yet. The internal conflicts and how they work against each other haven’t quite firmed enough in my head. So more doodling on paper. I don’t have this one plotted either, so I need to try and get some of that detail down before I plow ahead. I’m guessing it’ll be 20-30K.
To make things even more exciting, I plan to write at least one piece for PBW’s Left Behind and Loving It virtual workshop. I’ll be giving away some great books that week, so stay tuned!