The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Monday, 16 August 2010

Too many ideas...

I'm having a bit of a quandary lately.  With the kids home from school for the summer, writing has been grabbed in little snatches whenever opportunity presents.  I've soldiered on with a bit of Loremaster 2, but little else has spilled from my pen this summer.  The problem is, I've been having this terrific influx of ideas for stories lately.

 I've been diligently scribbling down the ideas as they come and there are some real gems - ideas I'm eager to work on.  Yet tonight, as the family walked the dog, my son asked me when I'm going to get back to work on Gerry, the children's story I've been slowly writing for what seems like forever.  It's a story I love and one I really need to finish, so I made a promise.

I have one short story - 5000 words - I've committed to write.  That's what will demand my initial focus.  After that story is done, barring any news about Loremaster or any other stories on submission, Gerry will get my full attention once the kids are back in school and the days become my own again.