Writing by Jeffrey James Pacres

In an effort to keep myself working consistently I started using the Magic Spreadsheet last summer. Last month my long continuum got interrupted so today is my 15th consecutive day of writing. Since it’s working out so well for me, I’m also trying to make myself accountable by sharing my projects here as well.

So here’s what I’m working on January 2014:

Lonely Souls
My My first novel in a long time. It’s the story of a half human succubus trying to find her own way in the modern world. First draft is a little past halfway there and the way is clear.

How Not to Die of a Broken Heart
My submission for Women Destroy Fantasy, an urban fantasy short story that began when I got the idea for the title. We’ll see if I manage to finish it by due time.

Holding Out for a Hero
I’ve been submitting to Writers of the Future every quarter since last spring and plan to keep doing so until I win or become otherwise ineligible (professionally published novel or more than three short stories). The next story is about someone who desperately wants to be a superhero but isn’t in a world where superheroes are real.

Space Pirates without a title
The story about two sisters who ended up among a crew of space pirates. They pull a heist that goes horribly, horribly wrong. No progress in February.

Librarians without a title
I’ve been trying to write this book for three years now and in November I think I finally managed to figure out the story I want to tell first with the help of Dean Wesley Smith’s plotting workshop. No progress in February.