Friday, February 28, 2014
Keepin' It Short
After much thought the past few weeks, I've decided to turn my attention to another short-story collection.
I already have four stories in the can, following the theme of my previous 12-story collection, "Laments." I suppose these next stories will be "Laments: Volume Two" when I'm ready to publish. I also plan for this to be a dozen stories of various lengths. Of course, once I begin writing, that could all change because a story tells itself, and it's not over until it's over.
I was considering working on another novel, and that may still happen in the coming weeks, but I simply haven't found a specific topic I want to address at this time. It has to be something that I feel strongly about because I want to be able to convey those thoughts into words.
I have to have burning desire inside me before I make a commitment to write a novel. I may even work on multiple projects, if I am so moved. Only time will tell.
But I enjoy short stories -- reading and writing them. And some authors believe there's no better way to get back into a regular writing groove than to write short stories. I recall one author who said it shouldn't be that difficult producing one a week.
I'll begin this project on March 1, and if things go well, will reach my goal in two months. I'll keep you posted.
Until the next time...