Well, I skipped a whole month of posting here to end 2011. In truth, last year was the most packed work and travel year of my life. I visited the UK four or five times and Germany and France once each. One upside? I finished a second novel and a screenplay mainly thanks to long plane rides.
Of course, video games continue to be a huge drag on what could be creativity time, but since that’s my day job, I have a hard time not spending a large portion of each day on them.
2012 isn’t looking less busy for sure. At work, I could very well be going from one “ship year” right to another, which I’m not sure I’m exactly looking forward to. But that’s why I make the medium bucks!
Outside my day job, I’ve been putting off trying to figure out what to do with the two novels and the screenplay I’ve spent the last four years worth of true free time pounding away at. I don’t have Hollywood connections. I don’t have an agent. Do those things even matter anymore? I don’t know. As I’ve posted before, I’m still leaning towards having a chapter at a time of the novels proofread and then posting it here to start building a following. So will I?
I’m not sure. There’s a part of me (the fretful creative part) that has crippling doubts that the two novels are fiscally viable in their current form. Maybe the world isn’t in the mood for epic space opera right now? I’ll admit, that worries me.
So much so that I’ve even been thinking about breaking the current content out into a series of short stories (in as much, it would be closer to what I initially imagined Rolo would be…a series of space adventures more akin to Star Trek then the epic it shaped up to be). The current novels would land somewhere near to the middle of a new story arc, in that case, which would mean writing a lot of new material from scratch. Not a bad thing, mind you. I like writing. But there’s a part of me that worries that I am just subconsciously sabotaging myself. Keeping myself from taking a chance and just posting what I have and seeing where that takes me.
If there is anyone out there reading this other than spambots, I’d love to hear your thoughts.