Late last week, I made a decision that was very hard to make. My days have been filled with many tasks and I have been finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with them all. It’s strange, but I thought that the kids going back to school would help clear my schedule somewhat. Between the daily household tasks and my various writing projects, my days have been filled to bursting. I came to the conclusion that I need to trim the fat, so to speak. I needed to find somewhere to make a cut and free up some time so that I can work on the Easy Money comic and a novel.
I decided to step down as co-leader of Studio30 Plus.
Not to worry, though! Studio30 is in very capable hands. Kelly is still in charge and the support staff is still in place. I’m sure we will see some cool things from them in the future. I just couldn’t be a part of it anymore.
I wish the Studio30 staff continued success in the future.
I have also been having a difficult time focusing on one project. I feel that it is time for me to make a serious attempt at writing a novel, but I have too many ideas. I put the question to you last week on Facebook. Today, I announce the results of what you guys have chosen for my novel project.
Here are the results of the poll:
Since half the people who voted chose The Linden Tree, it is obviously the clear winner. There was some confusion during the polling process (when isn’t there? Whatever happened to President Gore?). A few people (parental units from both families) were unfamiliar with Hannah Anne. One even stated that after having read one story, “I thought that it was someone else who wrote it so I didn’t read any of the others.” I should take that as a compliment, because I did write them and if I was able to bust out of my usual style and tell a good and believable story from a woman’s point of view – I call that success! Cameron Garriepy, a wonderful fiction writer said this about what I did, “Really great details to ground the character, Eric, and female without being cliché.”
So, I think Hannah may have lost votes because some people didn’t think I wrote them. I also think that there may have been confusion surrounding The Linden Tree as well. When I listed in the poll, “Linden Tree Novel,” I meant an actual novel, not a continuation of the serial on the blog. So, if you were voting for the serial, that’s not what I was talking about.
What I think I’m going to do is continue The Linden Tree as a serial on the blog. I’m going to try for an episode a week. That should keep you voters satisfied. The reason for this is that the concept of the story was to tell it as a serial and translating it into a novel format might be more work than I can deal with right now (translating it into a comic, well, that could happen!). For the time being, I am going to begin work on a Hannah Anne book while still using Hannah Anne for writing prompt responses when appropriate (look for one for Scriptic.org in a few days! Thanks, SAM!)
So, that’s it, I think. The Linden Tree makes a comeback, Hannah Anne is getting her own book and Studio30 Plus is in better hands.