I have to admit the writing life is great fun — even when it’s difficult.
I currently have five active projects. Active means I do something on the projects each day.
- THAT’S NOTHING! A children’s picture book. The writing is done but now I’m working with an illustrator (we’re about 1/3 of the way finished with the drawings) and developing a marketing plan.
- A THOUSAND MILES OF MIRACLE IN CHINA. This is a book that was written over 100 years ago and I think should be read by Christians today. I’m writing a teaching guide that I hope will be useful to individuals and groups who choose to read this book.
- PREACHER MAN. Yes, I know I’ve already written the screenplay for this story (and I have an agent who wants to talk to me about it in a couple of days) but I’m also developing it as a novel. I guess the genre would be “Romantic Comedy” and I’m sure having a lot of fun writing it.
- YOU CAN’T DO THAT! Another children’s book. I’ve written a first draft of the manuscript and it needs a lot of work before I can contact potential illustrators.
- THE CABIN. It’s just a working title for now but I’m developing a low budget thriller screenplay with my writing partner, Steve.
Those are the “active” projects. They keep me busy enough.
But a quick check of my writing database reveals I have 48 projects in my personal “Development” list. These are projects I desperately want to write and have already done considerable work on. I have to keep them just a little off-stage so I can finish the active projects. Each time I complete an active project, one of these will move up to take its place.