I try to be patient. I really do. But sometimes, waiting for A Thing, feels a bit like this:
And then there’s all of this:
while hoping the message indicator on my phone shows I have an email. Not just ANY email, however. THE email. The one I’ve been hoping and waiting for. The one that may contain good news. Or not. Either way, the not knowing, and the endless waiting, are causing a bit of this
Which shouldn’t really affect my productivity, right? Except that it becomes a bit of an obsession. It’s psychological, I realize that. Part of my life is stalled. Though it doesn’t really impact anything at the moment, it MIGHT impact the future, and ‘might’ is a mighty word, is it not?
In any case, I have been writing, though I haven’t been good about my ROW80 updates. I was gone for a week, then catching up, then just not feeling motivated to blog… blah, blah, blah. Yeah. Like that.
- Make serious headway on Pawn of Shadows (from hereon known as PoS), the second Coinblade Chronicles book. UPDATE: I’m up to around 40k+, but having serious wallowing issues because I need to work out exactly where it’s going. Pantsing is failing me here.
- Finalize trailer for BiS, and formulate marketing plan, etc. in the event the traditional route does not pan out. UPDATE: All that waiting blather above? Dumps right here. Though I have nearly completed another scene in the trailer and it is coming close to being finished.
- Finish at least one more short story, either in the Coinblade Chronicles world, or grimdark. I say ‘one more’ because I currently have a short in the hands of several savvy Betas. I’m not completely sure what I intend it for. It’s very possible it will be made available ONLY to newsletter subscribers. See link over there <——— UPDATE: Betas have given me some wonderful feedback and I’m on final read-through and then first round of edits for Hand of Fate. I have a few ideas for some more shorts, but haven’t been able to carve out the time, or dedicate the brain space to further develop them, due to all of the above.
So, there you have it. Hopefully, if you’re waiting on something, you’re more patient and tolerant than I am.
Now, go exercise your imagination, get lost in a book, create something wonderful, or delight in something someone else has created.