Although the weekend was punctuated primarily by primeval screams from my two year old, asserting that yes he wanted and did not want my presence, simultaneously, it was not all a loss. Considering I didn’t get much sleep, I did figure out that a) I am certainly going to do NaNoWriMo next month, something I have never done (and which will require a complete hiatus from editing The Aldersgate) and b) I actually have a whole novel idea. Yes, a novel. A standalone, fantasy/Neo-Victorian/alternate history/steampunk/sci-fi somethingorother that’s really, honestly, quite exciting. Up until this point I didn’t have a clear idea of what I’d be doing, an was considering rehashing another novel I’d been working on a few years ago. But no, this is the One. This will be good.
Unfortunately, as I’m wont to do, I also spent an entire night awake in bed, plotting and planning the entirety of said novel. I’m a bit like a hamster on a wheel when I have a new idea, and most times, can’t give my own self a break. The situation is made all the more difficult by my lack of outlining, writing down, etc. I just store, store, store, store… like a weird little hard-drive up there.
Anyway. Now I have merlot. Merlot that is good.
Tomorrow begins 2008 Job Search Extravaganza week 2. Unfortunately there aren’t a whole lot “full time fantasy/steampunk writer” jobs available… but, here’s hoping.