Workblog for the week: Barking at the door.

Two weeks goes by fast, doesn’t it? That’s how long I’ve been working on putting together three pitch documents, which seems like it took longer than it should… but, then again, pitches are not prose. These specific ones required full plotting, which is one of those tasks that takes way more effort per word than regular prose.

So anyway, with that behind me, I’ve been working on some similarly formatted synopses for myself, and that’s a joy. I’m hoping that the results from this are going to result in something I can work on for my next cupcake novella, if I can nail down the time to do it. Hopefully, it won’t take much. Dangerous Jade, theoretically, took two solid weeks to write. But, in technicality, that was followed by something like six editting passes, being three draft increments and three proofing runs, which according to last year’s notes took up something like another two to three weeks. All of which was spread out over six months, mostly for breaks between drafts. So, y’know. I might just be in for quite a time investment with the next cupcake novella — Jade went unusually quick. But, I’m very familiar with one of the possible subjects for the next novella — those war dogs from War Dog.

We’ll see what happens. If nothing else, I can report that I am gradually gathering up unseen material about the war dogs with the intent of (one day, in the very far future) putting together a collection of material to stuff into a book and submit for publishing.

Remember. Even if you look like you’re not doing anything useful, every little scrap of prose that gets put together has a home somewhere.

By foozzzball

Malcolm Cross, otherwise known as 'foozzzball', lives in London and enjoys the personal space and privacy that the city is known for. When not misdirecting tourists to nonexistant landmarks and lurking at bus stops, Malcolm enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy with a furry twist.

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