The last couple of days, I’ve been crushing it at the keyboard…not just work, not code, not even meandering blog posts. I’ve actually been writing on focused topics, and starting to transition my novel from the brainstorming phase into the “put words to fucking paper” phase.
The first piece I started was for an article about how I learned framebuilding — I didn’t give it a lot of thought, I just wrote, and before I knew it, I was an hour in and had cranked out 1400 solid words without my internal perfectionist/editor going batshit about what I’d written. Pleased with that. Not sure what I’ll do with it yet—I’ve thought about trying to sell it to a magazine, but part of me thinks it would be more useful as one of those cool parallax-styled articles on the web. We’ll see. That’ll require some serious hours of SEO research and planning, some intense graphic design, photography, etc. Would need to find a photographer to come in and shoot some pics of me at-work in the shop, though.
The novel, well, it’s the novel. It’s a novel (hah!) idea, science fiction-y — sort of a blend of PKD weird, Scalzi snark, and a BigIdea™ that I don’t think has really been tackled before. It’s going to be an interesting yarn. I’ll probably self-publish it. We’ll see.