Being both a screenplay writer and novelist, it’s tough to know which direction to take my writing at any given time.
At this point, now that I’ve revised my screenplay about a million so many times, and now that I’m on the brink of publishing another novel (a standalone thriller, which can be preordered at Smashwords), as well as gearing up for the big crowdfunding campaign to fund the Crime Cafe boxed set and anthology, the question is, “What next?”
The answer is easy: to keep writing. But what should I write? Should it be another Sam McRae novel? I’ve got only one of my four in the series published at this point, so why not work on something else? Should I write a novel or do more screenwriting? Or both?
So I’m returning to my mystery/private eye roots with my next project, a novella (or novel, depending on how ambitious I feel) about a female ex-Marine with PTSD who works as an unlicensed detective. Should be fun.
Meanwhile, I have a few billion ideas for projects on the back burner. Like writing a sequel to my young adult novel or making a documentary or writing a short film screenplay and/or webisode. Just a few thoughts I have exploding floating through my novelist/screenplay writers’ head.
For my next project (or what I think is my next project), I have to go back and read what I wrote before that I never finished and commit to a kind of “fuzzy outline” on note cards. Because much like this screenwriter, I use notecards when I plot my novels. If you click that link, you can read all about doing that.
Of course, I could use the computer generated note cards on Scrivener. That’s assuming I can ever get Scrivener to work right. Ha!
Oh, and by the way, I think pretty much all my ebooks are available online for 99 cents! Unless you buy INVISIBLE ME from Smashwords with the following coupon code. In which case, it’s free!