“Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.” — Ray Bradbury
February has been a high production month, to the core.Working hard to finish many things related to the recently funded (doubly-so!) kickstarter campaign for The Fridge of the Damned, in cooperation with the good folks at Raw Dog Screaming Press and microhorror.com. (You can see some of what I’ve been up to behind-the-scenes this month in my flickr photo set related to it). Chief among these projects is the Instigation ebook, which is a very big collection of creative writing prompts, story starters, and imagination agitations — and everyone who backed the fridge magnet set will be getting a free copy of it. The book right now has 365 prompts, 31 “spurs” for stories-in-progress, and countless other forms of inspiration for journal writing, revision and more. Proofing and organizing the ebook has gotten me thinking of all sorts of new things… and Bradbury’s quote above rings true to me. The more you do, the better you get. But more than that, the more you do, the more you want to do. Creativity is contagious and sparks lead to fire.
I’m excited to see how people will respond to Instigation…I want to see a raging inferno come out of it. Assuming everything stays on track, the ebook will be released early March.
Here’s a screen capture of the “corkboard” in Scrivener that I’ve been using to organize the prompts… and this is only a partial, vague, view of what is going into this book.