I am really busy editing OWMs. Other Writer's Manuscripts. I have several projects in Scrivener—I've started to create books of some previously published short stories, flash fiction, micro fiction, drabbles, and poetry. I am working on getting my first one out the door and onto Amazon.com where I hope to make a little penny or two.
Before I do, I need to completely overhaul (this) my author website. It's a total mess. I don't know what I was thinking putting that thing together the first time. It was basically the first time I'd messed with the Weebly website creator...and you can tell. It's ugly as hell. I don't even have my complete published work's on it.
So I'll do that a little bit at a time while I contemplate what I'm working in for November...if I'm working on anything new or not. I have a novel I need to finish (The Strange Blue Days of Dr. Fountainbrew) and a new one I've started planning (Zen and the Art of Alien Diplomacy). I am also planning a story or novella about Bigfoot (tentatively titled So Lonesome I Could Cry). I have a Penzu started on Lonesome with some clippings of research and ideas. I have most of my research going on for the new novel in Scrivener (which is where I do almost all novel work).
If I do any uploading of published works to a new Scrivener e-book project (either short unpublished poetry or published speculative fiction/poetry, I haven't decided yet) I won't do a "typical" NaNo. I won't post Word Count updates and such. I mean...it's really not fair since I've already written all the stuff I'm loading into Scrivener, and NaNo is really for new words to count. I will log into it and and wave my pompoms for my fellow writers on their projects and post my updates on Write Track (writetrack.davidsgale.com) and to SMS.
I don't anticipate having much time to do anything more than planning for new stuff at the moment...so all of my new writing will take place after November. It can't be helped. I'm saving for my retirement, and I enjoy editing and will probably continue to do it, even when I retire...if I ever can retire.
I'm more than likely just going to sign up for NaNo this year with a tentative cover for either my poetry book or my published fiction book and then cheer everyone else while I work on figuring out the kinks of getting Scrivener to compile a decent-looking .epub file for Amazon. It's really a brain-buster. I also need to sign up to be an Amazon author. That's an involved process as well. So my busy time will revolve around a lot of prep work and making the decision to either stick with Scrivener to compile/process my e-books for Amazon uploads, or invest in the pricey but easier-to-use with far more creative options book publishing software, Vellum.
So lots to think about and lots to prepare.
Haiku & short poems? Or another offering of previously published sci-fi, fantasy and horror?
I have a little while yet to decide.