And did I mention the degree is finally done? (hurrah! Results in mid July! Hoping to pull off a 2:1 overall) And with that clear from my brain, and the drain that is holiday cover for the family business also done with, I'm finally getting my head around everything that's been put on hold.
Most notably, the writing of fiction stuff. It feels
like a small age since I last wrote anything fictional (a quick check
suggests the last was just before the last degree module started up,
which makes sense) and the little writing cells, they be so rusty. So I
went digging through my old writing to get back in the groove and
discovered things I'd completely forgotten I'd written. Most of which
are unpublishable, but teenage/early twenties me did have some
surprisingly interesting ideas! (Also some truly terrible and slightly
problematic ones, but, we evolve...) And there's a ton of unfinished
shorts from the last couple of years that need sorting out.
there's new fiction things I've been noodling over the last few months -
after sitting down and plotting out things, have discovered that
novel-wise I've got 3 secondary world/portal fantasies, 2 urban
fantasies, a paranormal romance, a horror, 2 historic fantasies, 2 SF
and a supernatural crime thing all begging attention. And that's before
we get to the short fiction. Do not even get me started on the short
fiction. It's a looooooong list.
And then there's non fiction -
there's a ton of blog posts I need to write so there may be the vague
chance of weekly blog posts at some point (don't faint!), plus I want to
get back to the short fiction reviewing again.
Am also plotting
future anthologies, o'course, because I do love doing the anthologies
and hope at some point to eventually edit one that pays pro rates to our
lovely authors. Though where and with who is going to take a bit of
creativity. Possibly a kickstarter may happen next year. Watch this