I’m itchin’ to write again. I can’t tell you how bad.
This, however, is nothing new. The instant I take on a non-fic project the interest in fiction writing spikes. I have to turn out more of it, eventually. I have a WIP I need to finish up, I have another stuck around halfway which needs a bit of an overhaul, and I have a third I began at the end of last year which I haven’t touch and sort of lost part of when my PC died. But all that aside, I have a non-fiction project to write. And that pressing deadline looms.
Now I’m afraid I won’t make deadline, and I don’t even know when that is. I haven’t been paid for the last one I did yet, either, because that’s how this industry is. They’re always pounding the authors for the product (this one likes it in less than 90 days if possible) and they don’t pay on time for any reason. Scream too loud and you’re a troublemaker, sure not to be chosen for future work. Don’t scream loud enough and they “forget” to pay the author in an “oversight”. The excuse I’m getting now is, they never received the contract. And if they did they can’t find it. Sorry. It’s your problem.
But hey, it’s the traditional publishing way, right?
To appease my desire to do something creative, I worked on a couple of covers for my next release. I have a couple of covers for my original one, but I think I lost them with the computer crash. I thought I’d saved everything but the place I thought I saved them didn’t exist anymore when I tried to recover them with my new computer. So…all gone. Which hurts, because they were cool. I’m not a graphic artist by any stretch, and no guru with Photoshop and its ilk, but I’ve found some fun tutorials online I think will help.
But that’s the nature of the game, I guess. Or at least, that’s how things have gone for me.
This weekend’s been about trying to relax, trying to catch up on sleep, trying to make sure I’m at least breaking ground on this new project and cover a lot of ground on it. I haven’t done squat so far, but I know the material and can probably get this one done a little faster than the last one, but I’m still playing with fire. And I wonder what it will feel like to return to fiction writing after so long away. I wonder if I even can return after so long away.
But that’s something I’ll find out when I start writing fiction again, isn’t it?
Work is hard right now. I hope it’s going to improve soon, but for now, it’s a bear. I can barely keep up never mind get ahead, but it feels to me like I’m blowing a chance to shine. *Sigh* Oh well. I can only do what I can do, and I’ll keep trying no matter how hard I fall on my face. That’s what I do.
Oh, and I got darn close to buying a Kindle this weekend. Did you know you can buy Kindle at Target stores? My wife told you that a while back, I think, but I figured I’d mention it to you again just in case. If you’re on the market for a Kindle, check out Target. If nothing else you can handle the device and see if it’s right for you before you actually buy it. Fall in love with it and you can take one home. But if you’d rather have a better price, you can get on it Amazon instead. FYI.
How’s it by you all? What’s new with you?