It seems to me, that all I am doing at the moment is editing, and little writing. It is quite a mundane job, editing, but still, my creativeness is being used, otherwise surely I would have become mental by now!
I am working on a short story, and endeavouring to put 250 + words a day on it, but shorts aren’t the same as actually writing 1000+ words a day.
With editing, I am trying to reduce the number of words in my stories, which seems strange, but a necessary evil, but I have found that having completed the edit of The Journey Home, I have only removed about 3000 words, and so far, with The Quest (even though I am only a quarter of the way through) I have removed 800 words, but I read 47 pages in two days, not a bad effort.
Not only am I editing, but I am also proofreading the galleys of Masters of Horror Anthology – I so love the stories in this book. And I am not a fan of horror, but my eyes have been opened. Horror isn’t about gore and blood, it is about what scares you, and there are so many elements in this book that should cater to a wide range of people.
So while I feel like I am not doing much, I can actually see that I am achieving a lot, and will continue to plug on…