Where I am in the writing process:
Still unpublished in the fiction zone. I'm up to 15 articles on my Associated Content account, but I've lost steam on that. Non-fiction isn't where I want to be working, so it's hard to stay motivated. I have an essay about losing my mom up on Existential.com. I think I'd like to write another article for the website, and I'm batting around ideas in my head for that.
My current problem:
Working up the guts to get started on a novel. Years ago I wrote a story based on the Lilith myth that I'm seriously thinking of turning into a novel. I'd have to change up quite a bit, but I think it has some promise and could be turned into a series. If you're interested here's part one and part two on my Writing.com account.
This week's question:
Now that I've settled on expanding my short story, how do I go about doing it? I feel that my story is a bit rushed, so I could definitely expand on the flash backs, character development, etc., but I'm not sure it's enough to get it to full novel length. Right now it's at about 8,000 words. What would you do to expand the story? Do you find sub-plots to be a good use of space?