State of the Writing

It's been a long time since I've given you guys anything like a regular status update. I mean, there's my Works In Progress tab, but (a) who reads that? And (b) that only covers things with names.

So here's where things stand.

AIR PIRATES (being the novel that got me my beloved agent) is on submission. I've gotten some very pleasant-sounding feedback, but you know. When I have an announcement here, you'll hear it.

POST-APOC NINJAS (being the novel I talked about last month) is being revised. Of course the novel I drafted the fastest would take the longest to revise, but at least it's moving.

EVANGELION-ISH is a sci-fi novel I'm going to write after the Ninjas are revised (and the Pirates, if necessary). It has an outline. The two people who have read that are excited, so I guess that's a good thing.

SECRET FANTASY PROJECT is something I can't talk about yet. But it's cool. Unfortunately it's also back-burner, which means I'm spending as much energy trying not to think about it as I am actually working on other things.

TOP SECRET PROJECT, the nature of which I cannot even tell you. But rest assured it's awesome and exciting, and with luck I'll be able to talk about it in a couple of months.

This is on top of getting kids to school, making them food, and sometimes sleeping. I don't know how I got so many projects all of a sudden, but at least it increases the odds you'll get to read one of them eventually. Though it does mean a lot of drawing and remix posts. Sorry :-/

(And to answer the question "How do you do all that?": awesome wife + very poor single-tasking*).

So what are you up to?

* Being the more accurate term for "multi-tasking."


Stina said...

I can relate with your secret fantasy project. While trying not to think about one of my projects, it was all I could do while editing another. But that's okay. By telling myself not to think about the story, I ended up getting all kinds of ideas for it. :D

Kristen Wixted said...

Good luck with your projects, Adam! I hope your submission goes well. :)

Steve MC said...

Sounds good! Keep at 'em.

Authoress said...

Does this mean I shouldn't ask you about critting my MG? ;)

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm just sitting here, thanking the almighty Buddha of compassion you don't have a typical, soul-sucking corporate day job.

I mean sure, being dad to ten is even more work than a normal 40 hour-er, but if you had BOTH? We'd all be screwed.

Jack said...

Very busy. I hope you are able to find time for everything without getting worn out. (I'm also eagerly awaiting for one of your books to enter print.)

Angela Brown said...

I hear you on the busy-ness of doing lots of things. Here's a wrap up:

Neverlove - blog tour done, now working on getting the attention of readers beyond my lovely writer buds

MINGLED - just got a First Impressions done at Dianne and Marcy's blogs and enjoying the feedback

TAFD - acronym for the sequel to Neverlove, in which there may or may not be zombies

FB - no, not Facebook lol! But rather an MG story with some fairy tale things going on with it.

Novellas - I have one that I need to rewrite to begin self-pubbing the novellas that I hope to lead to a new novel very soon.

Yeah...and doing the corp 40 hour-er thing with one kiddo and no spouse. But it gets done, right?

Megan Hand said...

Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I feel your pain :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

I'm excited about all of these. I really hope one day i'll be able to read each and every one of them.

For me, i'm getting ready to send out some Revise and Resubmit MSs and i'm about 60K into my WIP and really really loving it, so things are looking up!

Patchi said...

I wonder if anyone can focus on a single project after they write their first novel. It's like the floodgates get opened. As I revised and polished my first novel, I came up with a sequel and two prequels, plus two other independent stories. It's really hard to pick the next one to carry through...

Myrna Foster said...

I love reading your updates. :o)

I'm hoping to finish another draft of TBW this week. And just so you know, I ended up writing about 15 pages of notes about YOUR notes that I'm still mining. You're kind of awesome.

Unknown said...

I wish you luck in your endeavors, but if I'm being straight with you, I don't like your titles at all and think they should be rethought before getting published. Speaking as someone who is just a reader and not a writer, I wouldn't buy any of the above-mentioned books based on their titles. I can barely pronounce "Evangelion-ish". It sounds like it's religious in nature about an evangelical lion? I hope it's a working title. Excuse me for saying, but Air Pirates makes me think of the phrase butt pirates and that's not really a good thing. Just my two cents but good luck anyway.