The One Hundred and Sixteenth Post: The One Where I Plan My Next Next Novel…

Yes, I know that I am working on I/O Error for publication, but I want to look forward to the next novel – my question is that should I start a long term series (without end) or something that has a definite end to it (a trilogy)? The long term series is called Spooksayer and is a series of murder mysteries. The short term series doesn’t have a series title so far, but it’s a fantasy (steampunkish/western/gothic that if you squint hard enough, you could see some Gnostic influences) series that I’ve been working on for a few years in my head (it’s the series that goaded me into writing). I actually could use some advice. Would I be biting more off than what I can chew by doing the long series or could I alternate between the books? Well, one of the reasons I am looking for some advice is that I don’t want to fall into the George R. R. Martin trap (years in between books). Anyway – my mind is always working ahead, and I just found out that Amazon has a serial option with books. I might do something with that, I have another idea that would fit nicely into it. Yes – I have ideas on top of ideas and very little time with my schedule of work. I will iterate this: I feel that 2013 is my year… unless that whole Mayan thing is true, then I’m gonna be pissed.

My vacation is going to end in a few days (Nov. 7th) and I will be heading back to work. *Sigh* It’s been a fun few days away from the chatter and the phone sounds. I have one vacation day left and I am going to see if I can get just one more three day weekend before the end of the year. It’s been a productive break and I got some great movies (seriously, get ‘Sunshine’ – a movie that was robbed in the box office). I’m now looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas when I get a Blu-Ray player and “The Avengers” on Blu-Ray and make some Turkey Stew and dumplings for Thanksgiving. Gonna be a good holiday season this year – even better if I can get something to press; which will happen soon, I know it in my bones. Don’t worry, when that happens, I will let you know…. unless you happen to hear my screams of joy, which you might if you’re close enough to where I live… in the US.

Well, I do have some housework to do – dishes to scrub, laundry to finish washing and a spiffy movie to watch. I hope everyone here has a good day.

Sincerely,

Seething Apathy

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