1) I'm in the final stages of finishing up my NaNoWriMo novel, Rise of the Wobanzi. I haven't
managed to get a literary agent despite 20+ queries, so I'm thinking I will self-publish this guy soon.
|I have to say, I'm pretty proud to be one of last year's winners.|
3) Even though Homophobe: A Logical Response to an Ignorant Ideology has already been published, I'm thinking about working on a second edition with more extensive discussions of the topic. I've also kicked around the idea of writing a second book on a similar subject that includes a religious component, but those ideas haven't coalesced into anything tangible at the moment.
4) I'm mostly finished with a wedding planning book that I'm writing titled Aisle Aspirations: A Guide to Planning an Amazing Non-Traditional Wedding. It lacks a few more sections, but I've already sent it to one of my editors (i.e. a friend who is awesome enough to read through it even though it's not quite finished yet) and have gotten back some good comments. Hopefully that will be finished by early-mid fall if I stay on top of things.
|I think one of my biggest fears is hearing this from one of my readers.|
6) I've written a few paragraphs for a children's book called The Essence of Life, which is about clouds discussing the meaning of life. This could be good, but it has a long way to go. I have three other books that are in this same state of just-getting-started. One is going to be a memoir titled Kissing Frogs and another is going to be a narrative non-fiction about balancing your career with your spirituality that I'm planning to call Soular Symbiosis. The last one is titled Skyward Deflation and is about how important blows to our ego are in making us better, more confident people even though that sounds counter-intuitive. We will see how those turn out once inspiration strikes me to put more time into them.
|I'm gonna need you to write more on Saaaturdays. Yeah.|
7) My latest writing project was started last night (as my writing muse has no regard for my need to sleep). It is tentatively titled Stationed: The Ups and Downs of Life at a Field Station. I'm on the fence about whether to make this a narrative non-fiction with names/places changed to protect the innocent (or the not so innocent), but I've also thought about just fictionalizing the whole thing and drawing off of my experiences here. If I fictionalize it, I don't know if I'll only slightly fictionalize it, or if I'll turn it into a monster-horror sort of thing. (That later sounds super fun!)
I'm really hoping to get some of these out by the end of the year. With a little luck and a lot of work, you can expect to see a number of these available via Smashwords in the next year. Keep a look out for me! If you have any opinions on what you think would be best to get published first, I'd love to hear your comments. :) (Also, your opinions might spur my writing muse...and he's kind of a slave-driver these days!)
|Sometimes, I really do think Bender might actually |
be behind my inspiration kicks. What a troll!