Anyone still writing?

    Its been a while since I posted an entry and even longer since I published anything. I have loads of ideas but preciously little time/energy/inclination to thresh out the idea into something bigger. I allow stories to grow in my head but it appears that once i have let the thing loose in my brain that it enough and it fades from memory never to take form again.

    I do have to add that it is the same with my songwriting but at least musically I've been working on learning scales for the first time in life/

    So of the long list of authors here, I have to ask, who is still writing and if so what are you writing?

    thanks for listening.

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    Rhetor's picture

    I'm still writing

    I have a story coming out in Lightspeed Magazine next month: "The Plausibility of Dragons". My story "The Last Bombardment" was part of the Pseudopod horror podcast last week. A story I co-wrote with Liz Argall, "The Sisters' Line", appeared in Uncanny Magazine last month, and became available for free online this month.

    Right now I have five stories under submission: "Letters to Talia" (also co-authored with Liz Argall), "Some Pebbles in the Palm", "You in the United States!", "Dispersion", and "Confinement" (a reprint submission). My first little collection, The Law & the Heart, was released by Stillpoint Digital Press last year. (And did I mention I was nominated for a Nebula?)

    I keep trying to start a novel, but I don't get very far in doing it...

    Sovran's picture

    I'm in almost the exact same

    I'm in almost the exact same boat. My mind churns out ideas, and occasionally I write them down and make character/setting notes, but I never find the right combination of time and inclination to actually develop them. I keep the ideas, though, hoping that someday I'll have the opportunity and one of them will still feel interesting.

    Dave

    parakletos's picture

    Rhetor wrote: I have a

    Rhetor wrote:

    I have a story coming out in Lightspeed Magazine next month: "The Plausibility of Dragons". My story "The Last Bombardment" was part of the Pseudopod horror podcast last week. A story I co-wrote with Liz Argall, "The Sisters' Line", appeared in Uncanny Magazine last month, and became available for free online this month.

    Right now I have five stories under submission: "Letters to Talia" (also co-authored with Liz Argall), "Some Pebbles in the Palm", "You in the United States!", "Dispersion", and "Confinement" (a reprint submission). My first little collection, The Law & the Heart, was released by Stillpoint Digital Press last year. (And did I mention I was nominated for a Nebula?)

    I keep trying to start a novel, but I don't get very far in doing it...

    Good to hear the ideas and the keyboard are still active.

    parakletos's picture

    Sovran wrote: I'm in almost

    Sovran wrote:

    I'm in almost the exact same boat. My mind churns out ideas, and occasionally I write them down and make character/setting notes, but I never find the right combination of time and inclination to actually develop them. I keep the ideas, though, hoping that someday I'll have the opportunity and one of them will still feel interesting.

    Dave

    I keep starting things because you never know where they might end up. I've published two H&G things I wrote in the aftermath of my cancer op (all clear), but that fic that i race home to add to it remains elusive.

    rbackwards's picture

    I'm still plugging away

    But it's hard. Not traveling for a living has made it harder to write because I'm home and busy - and a lot of my ideas are about children's stories. Nothing wrong with that, but they come in bursts. And my other creative outlet is the one that pays, so it wins. But I love doing it and the magic world still gets me going...

    kb0's picture

    Yes, but...

    I'm still writing, but it's been slow due to lack of time. I haven't posted here in a long time because I'm mostly writing non-H/G stories as well as because I feel like I've said about all I need to on H/G. That being said, :) I do have 1 more H/G story I'd like to write if I ever find the time.

    I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (of fanfic writing). It might be a couple of years before I get there. It's really strange in a way. I thought that as the kids got older it would get easier to find time to write, but that's not really the case as other things suddenly crowd in.

    Kevin