Starting my weekend

I started off with a pretty short list, and dove right into it this morning. I didn’t finish everything, but I’m okay with that.

I have my Lisa Burton interview all scheduled for next week. For anyone that reads this, Lisa is getting a little think on candidates to interview. Now would be a good time to jump in if you’re thinking of doing some kind of Fall/Halloween push for your books.

I also wrote my last micro-fiction for the October event I call Macabre Macaroni. Then I went ahead and scheduled them all. They will post every Tuesday in October. These have traditionally been pretty fun, and I hope you enjoy this year’s selections.

Personally, I never know which ones are going to click with people. I have my favorites, but I’m always surprised. This year, I opened the first story with an almost Rod Serling kind of introduction. I also ended the last one with something similar. I doubt anyone will put the bookends together, because it’s going to take a month between these stories.

The only thing that’s left is to turn Lanternfish into a book. This means to add a title page, copyright data, and some end of book material. There is no rush here, I don’t even have all my Lisa Burton artwork yet.

So I did something relatively stupid. I started writing a new story. I haven’t even published Lanternfish yet, but I’m 2800 words into a new tale now.

This is supposed to be a relaxing journey into self improvement, but I’m on the verge of turning writing into a job.

Honestly, I enjoy drafting new material, so it looks like I didn’t make it to November, which was the mark on my calendar.

This one is kind of odd, because I don’t have a complete outline. I have a bunch of vignettes that I need to pull together into a plot somehow. This can work with a character driven story. It remains to be seen if I can pull it off.

It looks like I’m off to the races now. I have Saturday as a fairly productive day too. Sundays are more problematic, but it’s looking like a productive weekend.

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18 responses to “Starting my weekend

  1. Curious about that self improvement book. How do you go about writing one of those? Also, I’m really looking forward to the October stories.

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  2. You’ve got a lot going on. I can’t wait for the Macabre Mac posts!

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  3. Sounds like your weekend got off to a great and productive start. Hope the rest of it goes well.

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  4. As they say, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Good to see you are not idle.

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  5. Sounds promising. Best of luck with the new book! Looking forward to Macabre Macaroni. I’m sure all the stories rock! (no pressure – LOL)

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  6. Happy weekend, Craig! Sounds like you’ve got it all lined out.

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  7. Well, I, for one, am definitely looking forward to Macabre Macaroni time! They’re always thrilling, but it sounds like this year may be even more outstanding than the others. Yippie Skippy! ❤

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