After taking a break in June and August for Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to get back into writing again. Lately it’s been a lot of revision on my plate, and I’m wanting to get back into the creating stages.
For revisions, I’m on my second draft of Jasper City and the final stages of cleaning up a short story I wrote years ago. My goals are to submit the short to Writer’s Digest’s upcoming Short Short Story Competition in November, and Jasper to Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award next year.
But lately I’ve got a new idea that’s been poking at me. It surrounds a project of mine for NaNo 2009 and a character I didn’t use often enough. It’ll involve a rewrite of that project, but I’m confident it’ll result in a better project.
Lunacy was a downy-soft science fiction story surrounding a group of astronauts on a mission to collect fuel for their planet in hopes to ease the ongoing energy crisis. Horrible mutations, a homicidal monster, and catastrophic failure ensued. The rewrite will focus on the mission’s leader, Elizabeth Smith, as she seeks treatment for her physical and mental afflictions while a pesky reporter hounds her for the truth about what really happened out there.
I need to put a plot together, but there’s plenty of time. Usually I have a good portion of the outline out of the way before the NaNo site’s annual reboot.