To Write or to Edit?

I never wanted to be an editor. Literally. I have not once had the dream of reading other people's work for fun or money. I've dreamed many times of being a writer on and off since the fourth grade. As far as being an editor, it always seemed more like being a glorified proofreader or a teacher who reads essays written by people at all levels of wordcraft skill.

It's all those things and more actually. Broken Worlds is one of the most amazing things I feel like I've done. I owe so much to the authors who contributed their work to this anthology. I love being an editor and, honestly, I'm looking forward to doing it again.


But for now it's time to get back to my own writing. That's why I've joined the frenzied rush that is NaNoWriMo for the month of November. As I write this, I just got back from the Midnight Kick-Off event, where some fellow Murderers and I joined other writers from the Tulsa area to work on our 50,000-word goal. I have to admit that it was slow-going, but it's been some time since I've sat down to crank out my own work.

I'll be doing a lot more of that this month. I have about 1210 more words to write before 11:59pm. But first, I think I'll sleep on my current, untitled short story.

Oh, and yes, I haven't posted a blog since midsummer, but I've been pretty active everywhere else. If you want to keep up, you should subscribe to my new newsletter. It'll let you know what I've been doing, whether it's for my own writing career or for that of others.