In writing news:
Crazy person that I am, I went and started two new stories (I have no idea how long they’ll end up being. Might be shorts, might be novellas, might be novels- hard to say until I get further into them), but I’ve got so many stories in various stages of completion that starting more just seems like a bad it. I just can’t help myself. When an idea hits me sometimes I just have to write it.
The first one I started is called Sometimes the shadow wins, about a kid and his shadow.
The second I’ve been calling The world according to Jimmy Smitts. It’s about a boy and his highly unusual neighbor.
I really need to start finishing projects before jumping into new ones. Shame on me.
Speaking of completing projects, I’ve only got about 25 pages of Sins of a Father remaining that need edited for the 3rd draft to be complete. Bad part is they are some of the pages that require the most work. Should be finished by the middle of next week if all goes according to plan so I’m still on schedule to finish the final draft by the end of the year.
Sadly, I’ve only added about 2500 words to Dark Wilderness in the last week and a half, but I’m still hoping I can pull the rest out of my head onto the pages by the end of the month. I may end up a bit off schedule on that one as most of my writing efforts have been focused on Sins of a Father.
In sculptural news:
I started a Jack Skellington full body sculpt that stands about 16 inches tall. I don’t have any photos of it yet and don’t feel like taking any at the moment. Perhaps in a future post.
I also half molded the Luka head. Being the first time I’ve ever attempted to make a mold I definitely hit some setbacks, which hopefully I can overcome. I won’t know for sure until I attempt the second half of the mold. I certainly learned a few things about molding for my next attempt and hopefully I can make this one work. If I can’t it means scrapping the mold and the sculpt with nothing to show for it, but sometimes it takes that experience to learn the correct way of doing things.