Do You Have Angst?: So many stories…so little time

Sunday, January 9, 2011

So many stories…so little time

I write out of necessity.  Not for money, or recognition, (not yet anyway), but I get a bug that forces me to throw up a story.  My time to write is limited and my list of story ideas is long, but I can only work on one project at a time right now.  So somewhere between family time, social life, exercise, video games and eating, I gently force some time to do this thing called writing.

To add to my long list, I recently came up with some fun short story ideas that take place in the Angst universe.  I would really like to share a new one every couple of months between books.  I like the idea of writing about characters other than Angst, to share more insight and background.  Some stories will take place in the past, and some will be about what happens between the first and second book, but herein lies the problem.   I've been bit once again, and the bug is making me work on the Angst 2 (working title).

This is a good thing, and I loftily hope that my second baby comes out a little easier than the first.  It seems that once I start writing a project, I have to keep working on it until I'm done.  As for the short stories, maybe while I'm steamrolling through Angst 2 I'll be able to sneak them in between chapters.

Which characters would you like to learn more about?


  1. I have that exact same problem. Too many story ideas and not enough time in the day to get them all down. :) I wish you luck with your second book! I will have to look into reading a copy of your first as it sounds interesting.

  2. Just reading back through your blog... In a column called Five Laws of the Novelist Stephen Bergman said, "Only write if you can't not." Sounds like you can't not.

    I've managed not to write anything except haiku for a year and a half. But the bug is back, and I've resurrected the romance novel I started back then.

    Thanks for sharing your journey. Maybe one of these days I'll be hopping on the back of the pickup. :)


  3. P.S. I just bought the Kindle edition of Angst. Got a pile of reading that has to come first, but looking forward to meeting Angst. :)

  4. @Sarah - Thanks for the well wishes on book 2, I'm making progress, though never quite enough ;).

    @Dee - I think all writing is good writing, and it seems that the more I write the more I need to. Every time I write I feel a burden is lifted, or like I accomplished something. Feel good about the haiku, and good luck with the romance - I hope you have fun writing it.

    Thanks for picking up a copy of Angst, be sure to let me know what you think! :)