Funky Town

I’m in one of those funks where I don’t know what to work on next. Before I took a month off to do a rewrite of SCARS, I was working on the next book in that series dealing with urban exploration. I’ve got about 50 pages of that started and think it’s off to a nice start. But I don’t want to work on it yet. I guess I’m still leery about writing the next installment in a series that hasn’t even found an agent yet even though I’d like to have the second book done before the first one sells.

I also though briefly about doing some short plays, but I wasn’t feeling that jones and submitted some already completed plays instead. My urge tends to be leaning toward short stories, but I’ve pretty much tapped out the hardboiled online market so it’s got to be a different type of story.

I have the beginnings of two stories, one a funny horror story and the other a sort of romantic comedy mystery piece. That one has the most potential, but I’ve got to figure out how to approach it exactly. This is a piece I’d like to work on for the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Nero Wolfe novella contest. While the story isn’t derivitive or a pastiche of Nero Wolfe, it does fall into the same kind of style and think it would be fun. But something’s got to catch soon. I need to be writing, I don’t feel if I’m not writing.

Anybody else experience this?