Upcoming Projects: AKA what do I do when I finish Opus

mccree_write1Hey all! This feels like a bit of a ‘cheat’ post. I have the entire ‘My Current Writing Projects and Issues‘ series, after all. But this feels a little different to me. For the first time in, well, what feels like forever…Opus isn’t going to be the bulk of my current writing projects. Once Opus Requiem is done, it goes off to beta-readers. Of course, I’ll need to do another draft, but that always goes faster for me. Always.

That means its time to move on to my next projects…and that’s a little scary, actually.

Each time I think of ending the Opus series my chest gets tight and I can almost feel myself tearing up. As I look at the scenes I have left to write all I can think is ‘I’m not ready for this‘. That’s not going to stop me from writing it, obviously. I’m probably going to cry when I finish the draft though. It kind of feels like I’m leaving behind some very good friends.


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My Current Writing Projects and Issues: Part 6

gilgawrite2Hey all! Things are going pretty well here. Christmas is rapidly approaching, I’ve got a few things to do that will be taking precedence over writing (I have to make people some things. It’s important!) Though I’ll keep working on my various projects. I’m currently working on a side project that, well, I usually don’t write this kind of thing and that’s all I’m going to say on it!

Anyway. This is another of my favorite series of blog posts. I used to be against doing posts that had ‘part 1’ and ‘part 2’ and so on and so forth. I’ve changed my mind. They’re fun because it lets me chronicle what I was struggling with during certain years.

Also, it’s been two years and some change since I did the last of these posts.

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Current Writing Projects and Problems: Part 5

work-in-progress-signHey all!  So lets fill you all in on what’s been going on in my neck of the woods.  I was in Door County for a few days with absolutely no internet access.  I still had mobile signal, so I could get online, but it was painfully slow and not really worth it.  But it was a nice way to recharge.  I didn’t realize I’d been working myself so hard.  I’d honestly believed I’d been super lazy, but in reality, I’m probably putting at least 1000 words out a day.  And while that doesn’t seem like a lot, that’s oftentimes at least half a chapter.

I’m working on stories to submit to literary magazines for money.  And I’m working on some material that will likely be published under a penname.  Since I primarily write young adult, I don’t want anything more risque associated with LL Lemke.  So….penname!

Current Projects and Issues

Alright.  This isn’t the first time that I’ve done a current projects post (1, 2, 3, 4).  It’s just been a year TO THE DAY since I’ve done a post like this.  I’ll try to limit it do what I’m actively working on.  You guys know I’m always working on a ridiculous amount of projects at any given time. Continue reading