Managed to make some progress on I Agree last week, but with kids on holidays and house guests, the disruptions mounted. Will finish it next week.
Had a great discussion with my actor cousin Masa Yamaguchi on Sunday. He’s developing an idea for a film, and wants to collaborate on writing what will be the “book of the film.” This could throw the writing schedule for the rest of the year into chaos – in a good way.
So far, the plan for the last three months of the year is:
Finish I Agree and 1,000 Views – publish as Live-Fiction stand-alones.
Publish Se7en Deadlies in ebook and print. Seven stories from the Live-Fiction series, each one exploring one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Write Wrong Number – Live-Fiction #13.
Guys Can Read and Nanna’s Cooking Tips in print.
Publish The Hacker Pack – 5 stories exploring the themes of computer hacking.
Start “Dad’s Cricket Comeback Diary“, a Diary of the 17th Man spin-off project.
Last week was a full week of paid work again – which is a good thing! Then I played cricket on the weekend after an absence from the field of many years, and helped raise some money for our local junior soccer club by being Quiz Master at a Trivia Night. A small but enthusiastic crowd seemed to have a great time.
Not much writing for the week, but did manage to slip in the recording of three chapters of Warm Honey – they’ll be released to the Live-Fiction podcast over this week.
Next week will see a red hot go at finishing I Agree (there’s 7,000 words to go) and a 100% record on my exercise regime.
Work and travel dominated this week, so writing had to take a back seat. That said, a couple of thousand words was added to I Agree, which is going well. Spin is ready for release on Wednesday along with All Bets Are Off.
I’ve also restarted the project of recording Warm Honey. The audio of is going out chapter at a time on the Live-Fiction podcast. Four chapters are in the can.
Four times a year, I’m involved in organizing an open mic afternoon called “Sunday Arvo Sessions.” It’s a very casual concert where people can play, recite, sing, dance etc. I not only MC-ed, but also had the good fortune to play a number with my long time collaborator Mal Day.
This coming week is booked up with client work, and I’ll be asking the questions at a Trivia Night on Saturday – so not many new words planned until the week after.