I finished my short story Reflection mid-November. I took about a week off to clear my head for the next project.
Then I had some extra stuff come up at work that required some overtime.
Then I spent a significant amount of time on reviewing our budget and trying to save our finances.
Long story short, it’s been almost a month now since I finished the story and I haven’t touched anything new.
And so it goes in the world of part-time writing for me. I’m not going to beat myself up over it; things happen. Programming is still my primary source of income; I have to respect that and behave accordingly.
Having said that I’ve started tonight on the outline for my next novel. It’s basically a zombie story at its core. Not necessarily a conventional zombie story but I’m not going to dress it up and say it’s something altogether different. That’s okay too; I think everybody’s got at least one zombie and one vampire story to tell – in their own way.
I will say that this story was inspired by three other stories: 28 Days Later, The Road, and Fido. They all played their part in different ways, some no doubt more obvious than others.
I would say more but fortunately I’m busy outlining right now. 🙂