Regular readers know that I also moonlight as a writer. I’ve got a couple novel length projects, some shorter stuff, some kids stories. None of them are ‘finished’, they all need some serious editing, but I’m getting better at it.
Anyway, I finished a first draft of a novel last month and I’ve been kind of wishy washy over what I should do next. I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year, which starts in November. According to the rules we’re supposed to start a new project on the first day and finish the draft by the end of the month, equaling 50K words. I’ve done a couple before, they’re fun.
But the dilemma is, what do I do in the interim? I don’t want to start some serious project that might not be done before NaNo, but I also don’t want to waste the time by not writing.
Today was one of my writing groups. I didn’t have anything specific to work on so I just played around with one of my older ideas and actually got a lot of words in today. Which will be a little amusing when you find out what it is.
It’s a weird project, completely unlike the stuff I normally do. But that might be a good thing. I was thinking that since it’s something I’d never publish under my own name, I might just publish it as Johnny Id. It’s something ridiculous, dirty, crass, and a little sexy. It’s something that I could link to here so that curious readers could check out some of my writing… even if it’s not the stuff I normally do.
Have I piqued your curiosity yet?
I told you it was weird.
It’s an Erotica-Noir-Satire about a sleazy private detective that gets drawn into all sorts of weird, sexy, and hopefully funny situations. So, yes, today at writing group, in a crowded cafe, hunched over my laptop to block everyone’s view, I had a half woody and was writing crass erotica. (Like I said, nothing I’d put up under my own name. I can’t imagine the conversation if my mother ever found it.) It was fun though and I got a few scenes written up.
I have to ask though, is that something that any of you would be interested in reading or should I not bother? I’ve got the time to kill but if nobody would read it then I’ll find something else to work on.