I thought I'd take stock of all my writing projects to see where they are. This will help me get organized and focus on what I need to do.
Aure the Topaz is in the hands of a publisher and I am waiting to hear back. I've completed a round of edits recently and don't plan any more changes to it. I just need a way to get the book in the hands of readers.
Vorn the Onyx is complete. I was proofreading it with the intent to give it to some reviewers but I got sidetracked. I'm going to have to get back to that. A cover for the book is in the works too.
Telep the Diamond is being written now. The writing is slow but it is coming along. I expect the writing to go faster soon as the action picks up. Right now it seems mired in character development and soap opera. I will definitely need to look at all that in the second draft.
The few short stories I have written in the latest few years are collecting dust. I have no plans to work on them or get them out for publication. I will defer that work until the Aglaril Cycle is complete I think.
The poems I have are another matter. I have a poem being published in an anthology. This is no big deal because it is part of a scheme for me to buy the book and help the publisher defray their costs. The poem, Regret, was written for a poetry contest and it won first place or third place; I don't remember exactly. Months later I saw an ad for another poetry contest. So I entered it and the next thing I know it is being included in this anthology. Frankly, if I had known what was going to happen I never would've entered it but its too late now.
But I've got enough poems to publish a book of them I think. So I might do that or I might wait. I'll have to review what I've got and what's really good.
So it looks like I need to keep writing poetry and Book 3 and I need to resume reading and editing Book 2.
Good to know. Back to work.