I’ve spent the past few months working on editing A Method to the Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil. When I first considered putting an anthology out, I thought it would be an easy way to get another book out with my name on the cover. After all, I would only be writing one of the many stories for the anthology. How hard would it be?
Yeah, every time I say something like that, I come to regret mouthing the words. Editing is not my natural state and it was a LOT of work. Just ask my co-editor, Jeffrey Hite. He will tell you.
What ended up happening is, I spent lots of time editing and very little time writing. I lost my writing rhythm.
That really frustrated my muse, especially when I am DYING to get the next Mik Murdoch written.
So, when we wrapped up the editing of the anthology, I started writing again. It feels great!
So, I am now back to writing daily. I am averaging over 1,000 words per day for the past week. Mik Murdoch, which has been sitting at 20% complete (first draft) is now over 27% complete and growing. I am on track to finishing it in March. Good times are being had again on the writing front.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved doing the anthology. In fact, with some of the promotional pieces we are setting up, there is still a lot of fun to be had. I’m looking forward to promotion more than ever before.
But it isn’t writing.
Now I am churning out new material and the sun seems to be shining just a little bit brighter.