Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A plan

Since I have finished that novella I have been sitting around twiddling my thumbs. (not really. I have actually been fairly busy since then, just not writing.) Part of that time I have been wondering what project I was going to finish next. I have several books at various stages of their life (or death) and I think I know where I want to go with some of them and which ones aren't worth scraping off the side of the road. Time will tell if I am going to stick with this plan or if it too needs to be scrapped in favor of a different plan, but for now I at least have a plan.

Speaking of plans. How is everyone's writing going? Is it what you expected it to be two years ago? Six months ago? And is that for better or worse? I have to tell you the truth. My writing of late has taken me in far different directions than I would have told you it was going to go three years ago. Maybe not 180 degrees different, but a good twenty to ninety degrees off of where I thought it would go.

Maybe I am not the type of writer I thought I was. I don't know. It doesn't matter. I am still writing.

And now, because I am a huge fan of George Carlin, I give you the seven words I try not to use in most of my writing but sometimes fail at.



Katey said...

Who knows what type of writer we are. We must live with categories, pander to them, yes. We must! They are good for so many reasons!

But eventually we gotta admit that we just are, don't we?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey, I had several professors in college who looked down on me as a genre writer. I had two others who were glad I wrote at all. I am still friends with them.

Cate Gardner said...

Two years ago I thought I'd be writing MGs instead I'm working on YAs, leap not that huge. :D

Fox Lee said...

I gotta say: I didn't see gay erotica coming.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate, that is a good move for you.

Nat, I have to say it doesn't surprise me a whole lot, but what does Ying think of it?

Fox Lee said...

He's fairly flaccid on the issue.

Danielle Birch said...

I thought I'd be further on with the novel but turned in the short story direction. I am not unhappy with that.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat, that is good- I guess.

Danielle, shorts are good. The novel will come.