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October 15, 2013
Posted at 12:14 am
 

what comes next for me

I'm in a strange place when it comes to writing.

First - I plan to step away from Ishtar for a short time. It's not that I don't love the characters. I just find that I do best if I take a break from Ishtar to allow my imagination to piece together a new tale.

So. the question would be what comes next.

My long term goal with writing was always to write something that people are willing to pay for. And with the new ways to publish independent of the publishing houses I feel that I have the opportunity. Right now I expect I'll take several weeks to work on stories that I can publish. {The Swarm Cycle stories would be blocked due to the ages of some of the characters who get involved in sex.}

I do have other Swarm stories in work. Including 2 that I have written about 24K words. Unfortunately, I find that my Swarm cycle stories run at least 100K words, so these are not close to being publishable.

As for my publishable stories. I have a ton that I'm working on or have ideas about. Right now the primary one I'm most likely to be working on is a tale of a group of people who board an elevator in Daytona and step off it in a magical fantasy world.