Thursday, July 26, 2012

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

I have four projects to work on and can't decide what to start on. Because of reasons.

One is old timey. I haven't been writing old timey language... that requires the reading of English literature, my friends. Not that I will ever sound English, or try to sound like the great and masterful, but there is a certain turn of expression not acceptable in the old timey stories. I refer to anything picked up reading LOLcats. So getting in the mood to write like the old timey stories requires the reading of old timey stories. Especially Austen and Bronte and Wilkie Collins... people of that nature. And once I start delving the depths of English literature (and the trash gothic novels of the 18th and 19th century) I tend to have trouble getting away from it. Which makes going back to the Urban Fantasy a little hard... I have two Urban Fantasies. One, Dreadlight, is on the road to final edits, but could probably do with a little desk drawer time. I have parts of it memorized. The other (Endways) I got through about 80k before I stopped editing. Only because I accidentally opened the wrong file (Dreadlight) and started to read and edit it. That was easier to do than muddle through a rough transition point I was having. I'd be remiss not to mention the fourth option - a gentle fantasy, of the quasi-epic tendency. I really love it, but I don't know if I can net an agent with it. Quasi-epic fantasy isn't exactly "hot" is it? Does that sound ... well now I can't think of the damn word I want to use here, but basically, I believe in the story. I just think it more suited to the warm embrace of an independent fantasy press than STORM THE AGENT'S INBOX AND TAKE NO PRISONERS kind of thing.

I guess sometimes "decisions" make themselves. And when you can't make a "decision" you know you are just avoiding something you fear might be more than you can handle.

Once more into the breach, my friends. 


  1. You can handle anything, Bettie. Fill you up a thimble, grab some chocolate, and go conquer those edits!!

    *runs from own edits*

  2. You can run but you can't hid, T! :) Thank you for visiting my blog! *goes back and immerses self in edits*