Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Hopes and Dreams

I'm on "tour" promoting Borrowed Saints (and writing in general) this week. Yesterday, I popped in to visit Cate Gardner and wrote about what was "Behind the Door". Today, I'm visiting Belinda Frisch's blog with a post about creating conflict and suspense. Stop in and say "hi". Tomorrow, I'll be leaning on Robert Swartwood with a little post about patience. God knows I need some.

More stops to follow.

So about this WIP Wednesday...

I'm writing a vampire-esque novella. I'm brainstorming for a middle grade (holy-sh*t, MG?) sci-fi, slipstreamy adventure book. My dear wife inspired me to write it, saying: "Why don't you write something Owen can read?" Yeah, why don't I?

And then there's the sequel to Borrowed Saints. Yes, I've already started writing that...

Sheesh. I'm starting to sound like Barry Napier with all this WIPing (love you, Barry).

Speaking of my dear wife... I want to share a dream of mine. I'd love for her to be able to stop working. She has terrible nerve issues in her mouse hand and a job which requires a ridiculous amount of clicking. She has back trouble stemming from a car accident when she was twenty.

I've taken on e-book formatting and cover design on the side (www.simplekindleformatting.com) to try and supplement our income. I'm continuing to write and hopefully build an audience. I'd love to add enough to the communal pot that she could stop working, or at least cut back and only see clients part time.

That's the dream.

Now that I've written it down, I need to get to work.

10 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

I think the formatting and cover design business is a great idea! You're obviously good at it and it's something a lot of people don't think about or know how to do. Good luck with it and with the many WIPs!

(I'm reading The House Eaters right now and it's creeping me out, but in a good way.)

Tony said...

Get back to work? Hell no. Why don't you take a few months off; you're making me look bad. :-p

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, K.C. We shall see how things play out...

Tony - I'll sleep when I'm dead.

Barry Napier said...

I do indeed feel the love.

And I just dropped you a line RE: simple kindle formatting.

Hope all is well with the wife. Mine also has back issues, so I know how un-fun those types of things can be.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Barry. Time will tell.

Daniel W. Powell said...

You certainly have some skills on the design/layout front. I wish you the best with the side venture, and I hope that your efforts lead to the best result.

And as far as writing for Owen--that's too danged cool! Take a picture when you give him a copy. I'd love to see the reaction!

Natalie L. Sin said...

I want to make Ying a trophy husband ; )

Cate Gardner said...

I've heard that editors and agents are crying out for more MGs. You never know, this could be the one. My little cousin keeps asking if I've written anything for him yet and I have to keep shaking my head. Bad me.

Oh, and wanting to earn enough so you're wife can lessen her hours makes you extra awesome. :D

Danielle Ferries said...

An impressive line up of work. I love that you're writing something your son can read.

Katey said...

Sleep is for the weak, my friend. But yes, your books look killer. Which--well you've probably guessed I feel that way. *ahem*