I've knocked out 5K words thus far on Rock Gods and Scary Monsters, but I don't plan on keeping that pace for long. For anybody interested, the story revolves around a high school senior, Elliot, who thinks he's going to be a rock star someday. Right.
When his uncle, Eli, comes home from Iraq with one arm, Elliot's world implodes. Eli was Elliot's guitar hero, the guy who taught him to play. A legend. Scary Monster #1: once Eli starts living with Elliot's family, Elliot begins to lose his guitar chops. His arm shakes and goes numb.
More Scary Monsters to come.
So the novel isn't horror or dark fantasy, although it has some bleak moments. More of young adult title with some magical realism. I've carved up some of my short stories for ideas. I hope they won't mind. (heh)
I think I like writing a longer work--I can pin back my ears and just write without worrying so much about every detail.