Decisions and Superheroes

Look, every super-hero has to take a break and ponder their place in the world. Anyway, while Captain America had his existential crisis over a tea-cake on Saturday, I made a decision. Between May and September I will have five months without any commitments to my MA. I will, of course, need to earn money and August is school summer holidays so that’s largely a (happy) write-off, literally, but I’ve been thinking I would like to get at the every least least a first draft of a longer project down in that time.

I have three options.

  • Return to the book I’ve been working on for five years, but that has been in the drawer since last summer
  • Start something completely new
  • Develop either something I’ve written for the MA or on here

I don’t want to return to my original project. That is going to need a total overhaul and I’m not mentally ready for that. We’re on a break, frankly. The second option is an enigma wrapped in an enigma since I can’t decide to work on something that doesn’t exist yet, but it occurred to me that I could develop The Last of Logan.

It got a good mark when I handed it in last month – far better than I dared hope for – so it’s obviously a solid story, or got the makings of one. So that’s what I’m going to do. The thought of working with these characters for a long time and extending the story into something more substantial, even if it’s only novella length, feels really exciting.

I’m not sure how much time I’m going to get on it before May, but any spare time will be squirreled away on preparing for that. We’ll see in the next few weeks anyway.

I also want to thank the people that have started following me this week. It’s been so lovely to have new people reading and responding to what I’ve been writing. It means the world. There are even people who have liked my Facebook page who aren’t friends. Thank you so much.