Read the title, man, I'm swarmed. Swarmed and I love it. I've got a few tweaks to the main manuscript for The Paladin, of course, but I've been blazing through the short story I promised this last week. Inspiration finally hit, and I've just been knocking it out of the park every night. Two thousand words here... fifteen hundred there... it's been great. In fact, I'm pretty certain once I get this posted that I'll be able to completely finish the thing! Finally!
Add to that two game reviews I'm knocking out tonight with a request for a third one due in a week and I'm just swimming in opportunities to write. Yeah, I'm doing other stuff, too. I mean I filmed some chuckleheads this morning like I do every week and of course I have my university job that I find quite fulfilling, but having so much stuff to write and such different things to write about... it's just amazing. I guess really I just needed today's blog to vent how satisfied I am at the moment.
For a writer, satisfaction is an elusive beast. If we have only the one topic, or worse, no ideas at all, chasing satisfaction and happiness with your work can be difficult to say the least. If all I had was The Paladin, I'd be poking holes in it that didn't need to be there. Sure, there's certainly some edits that I'll miss and need to be addressed, but that's what editors and agents are for. I'm talking about seeing stuff that isn't there. Destroying good, quality work because all you can do is see the negative. But with all this writing work around me, I just don't have the time to focus on the negative.
If I can take what I'm doing today, the amount of writing that swirling around me waiting for my personal touch, and just inject some more money into the scenario, I'll be golden. But writers rarely become rich. That's why you know the names of the ones that do; its a rare occasion. Still, if can just make a living off all this writing, I'll be more than happy.
I'll be satisfied.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.