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[writing] Project List, July 2015

Bad mental health = bad writing month. Year. This is an ongoing thing I fight.

Current active projects include:

The UK Horror Series isn’t off this list because it’s complete, unfortunately, but because my cowriter needed to take a break.

Stand Alones

Werewolves in Love
New adult romance. Werewolves, murders, and the constant sea. Status: Outline complete, first draft in progress.

Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural mystery. Werewolves, murders, and teen witches. Status: Outline in progress, first draft in progress.

Love in the Time of Percussion
New adult romance. Marching bands, rock bands, and snarky flirtations. Status: Outline in progress.

Sex, Love & Drums
Young adult contemporary romance. Status: Outline in progress.

Chase the Sun
Young adult contemporary. Sisters on a road trip. Status: Outline in progress.

Monsters in the Trees
Young adult horror. Friends, makeouts, and monsters in an isolated cabin. Status: Brainstorming.

Race the Drums
Young adult contemporary. Marching band can save a life, if he lets it.

Essays

Nothing currently in draft form, but I’m starting to make notes about a series of essays about my experiences with bipolar.

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[writing] Project List, June 2015

It has been particularly hard to write lately. Hard to do anything. I’m in the middle of a pretty nasty bipolar cycle, and I am not doing very well. I haven’t been doing well for a long, long time, though.

Current active projects include:

The UK Horror Series isn’t off this list because it’s complete, unfortunately, but because my cowriter needed to take a break.

Stand Alones

Werewolves in Love
New adult romance. Werewolves, murders, and the constant sea. Status: Outline complete, first draft in progress.

Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural mystery. Werewolves, murders, and teen witches. Status: Outline in progress, first draft in progress.

Love in the Time of Percussion
New adult romance. Marching bands, rock bands, and snarky flirtations. Status: Outline in progress.

Sex, Love & Drums
Young adult contemporary romance. Status: Outline in progress.

Chase the Sun
Young adult contemporary. Sisters on a road trip. Status: Outline in progress.

Monsters in the Trees
Young adult horror. Friends, makeouts, and monsters in an isolated cabin. Status: Brainstorming.

Race the Drums
Young adult contemporary. Marching band can save a life, if he lets it.

Essays

Nothing currently in draft form, but I’m starting to make notes about a series of essays about my experiences with bipolar.

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[writing] Project List, May 2015

I’m feeling disheartened with writing lately, unable to focus on one project at a time, and frustrated with lack of progress with the cowriting. So that’s fun. Trying to work through it all.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, vampires, killers, oh my. Status: Second draft complete and with early readers. Outline for the third draft completed, rewrite well under way.

2: Monsters & Magic
Young adult supernatural adventures. Flirtatious werewolves and incorporeal monsters. Status: Second draft outlined, on hold until draft three of Talking Dead is complete. Also retitled, because music is no longer an applicable word.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. It’s a slumber party of supernaturals, see? Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Witches, dude. Always with the witches. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. The world goes BOOM. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

Stand Alones

Werewolves in Love
New adult romance. Werewolves, murders, and the constant sea. Status: Outline complete, first draft in progress. I’ve been struggling with writing lately, it feels like I’ve forgotten how to tell a story, so I went back to an outline I finished a few years ago, and started a draft from it. If I lose the thread of the story, the outline is already there.

Love in the Time of Percussion
New adult romance. Marching bands, rock bands, and snarky flirtations. Status: Outline in progress.

Sex, Love & Drums
Young adult contemporary romance. Status: Outline in progress.

Chase the Sun
Young adult contemporary. Sisters on a road trip. Status: Outline in progress.

Monsters in the Trees
Young adult horror. Friends, makeouts, and monsters in an isolated cabin. Status: Brainstorming.

Essays

Nothing currently in draft form, but I’m starting to make notes about a series of essays about my experiences with bipolar.

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[writing] Project List, April 2015

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Ghosts, vampires, killers, oh my. Status: Second draft complete and with early readers. Outline for the third draft completed, rewrite well under way. Sarah and I spent awhile struggling with a new chapter from a new POV, but we finally finished it this weekend. Here’s hoping the next few chapters go much faster.

2: Monsters & Magic
Young adult supernatural adventures. Flirtatious werewolves and incorporeal monsters. Status: Second draft outlined, on hold until draft three of Talking Dead is complete. Also retitled, because music is no longer an applicable word.

3: Supernatural Slumber Party
Young adult supernatural adventures. It’s a slumber party of supernaturals, see? Status: First draft complete. Editing.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Witches, dude. Always with the witches. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. The world goes BOOM. Status: First draft complete. Editing.

Stand Alones

Werewolves in Love
New adult romance. Werewolves, murders, and the constant sea. Status: Outline complete, first draft in progress. I’ve been struggling with writing lately, it feels like I’ve forgotten how to tell a story, so I went back to an outline I finished a few years ago, and started a draft from it. If I lose the thread of the story, the outline is already there.

Love in the Time of Percussion
New adult romance. Marching bands, rock bands, and snarky flirtations. Status: Outline in progress.

Sex, Love & Drums
Young adult contemporary romance. Status: Outline in progress.

Chase the Sun
Young adult contemporary. Sisters on a road trip. Status: Outline in progress.

Essays

Still working on figuring out this whole pitching thing. It is not going well, but I will keep trying.

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[writing] Project List, March 2014

ETA: Sarah has an excellent update that talks more about the wedding and the wrestling and the fun we had. Also, some writing frustrations: Update – March 2014.

Despite spending a week together, Sarah and I didn’t manage to write a single word on Monsters & Music, though we did do some excellent brainstorming and world building. However, since we’ve been back, our writing has continued as normal, and we are making good progress.

Also good progress is my daily writing, which is at 73 days in a row. Rock on.

Finally, I have started brainstorming a couple writing projects with another writer friend. It’s a very different process than working with Sarah, but interesting. It’s a very slow process, because I don’t have a lot of time outside of my other responsibilities (including current projects with Sarah, of course), but I love story brainstorming, so that’s fun.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete and with first readers. We’re starting to get really helpful feedback.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft in progress. I’d say we’re approximately halfway done, but the story is shaping up to be very different than the outline, so it’s hard to tell.

3: Forgotten Love
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Monsters & Music.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Forgotten Love.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Wicked Witches.

Nox Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Isolation
Young adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Third draft with second round first readers. Recently have had an epiphany on this series, broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

2: Rage
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Original complete outline and partially complete first draft scrapped. New outline approximately 1/2 way done. On hold.

3-5: Untitled
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

Untitled Vampires Project

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Adult sci fi and supernatural romance. Status: We’re writing the detailed outline and doing some heavy duty world building.

Red Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: Detailed outline done, though it needs to be tweaked based on some changes made at the end. On hold.

Horror High Series

1: Hellhounds at Halftime
Young adult supernatural adventure (with marching band). Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Stand Alones

Fable
(Cowritten with Sarah.)
Young adult supernatural adventure with a twist of meta. Status: Outline to be started when we have spare time. Ha.

Hunter, Hunting, Hunted
Were-mountain lions. Adult paranormal romance. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. First chapters originally published as a short story.

Siblings Saving the World
Adult supernatural adventure. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Werewolves in Love
Adult supernatural romance and mystery. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. Recently realized I was trying to tell the wrong story, have scrapped most of the original detailed outline, and am now world building and outlining.

Dark in my Imagination
(Cowritten with Kira.)
Adult paranormal romance. Status: Brainstorming.

Untitled Haunted House Story
(Cowritten with Kira.)
Adult horror. Status: Brainstorming.

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[writing] Project List, February 2014

Oh yeah, 2014 is definitely a busy year. Of course, February brings some excitement, because Sarah’s getting married next week here in the U.S. It will be the first time we’ve been in the same place since 2005, which is far too long between visits. Good thing we got a lot of work done before she headed out, because we likely won’t get a lot done until March.

Current active projects include:

UK Horror Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Talking Dead
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: First draft complete and with first readers.

2: Monsters & Music
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft in progress.

3: Forgotten Love
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Monsters & Music.

4: Wicked Witches
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Forgotten Love.

5: The Monster Mash
Young adult supernatural adventures. Status: Detailed outline done. First draft pending completion of Wicked Witches.

Nox Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Isolation
Young adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Third draft with second round first readers. Recently have had an epiphany on this series, broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

2: Rage
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Original complete outline and partially complete first draft scrapped. New outline approximately 1/2 way done. On hold.

3-5: Untitled
New adult supernatural survival horror. Status: Broad series outline needs to be reworked. On hold.

Untitled Vampires Project

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Adult sci fi and supernatural romance. Status: We’re writing the detailed outline and doing some heavy duty world building.

Red Series

(This series cowritten with Sarah.)

1: Untitled
Young adult supernatural adventure. Status: Detailed outline done, though it needs to be tweaked based on some changes made at the end. On hold.

Horror High Series

1: Hellhounds at Halftime
Young adult supernatural adventure (with marching band). Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Stand Alones

Fable
(Cowritten with Sarah.)
Young adult supernatural adventure with a twist of meta. Status: Outline to be started when we have spare time. Ha.

Hunter, Hunting, Hunted
Were-mountain lions. Adult paranormal romance. Status: Preparing the detailed outline. First chapters originally published as a short story.

Siblings Saving the World
Adult supernatural adventure. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

Werewolves in Love
Adult supernatural romance and mystery. Status: Preparing the detailed outline.

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