August is always a time for introspection for me, due to the whole birthday thing.
So I have been taking stock of where I am, where I’ve come from, and where I am going.
No real conclusions, as yet, except that I think I am mostly satisfied with my progress as a writer this year. I’ve talked about that some in my monthly status updates. To sum up, I set myself too ambitious a pace, but I learned a lot about how I work, what a more reasonable goal would be, and the sort of work that comes easy to me.
I have a project in the works that I am very excited about, and a couple of others on the horizon. Managing workflow is of primary importance to a freelance career in the arts. If I had a piece of advice to give new writers it would be to forget the MFA, get a degree in Project Management.
I recently gave an interview on The Horror Tree where I talk about my thoughts on writing in general and Horror in particular. As part of my looking back I found an interview I did for the Sins Of The Past anthology back in August of 2015, and I found it interesting how consistent my perspective has been over the years.
I’m still not sure what I am doing, but I do seem to be doing it consistently.