Publishers Weekly this week had an article that suggests this possibility, and also mentions Genereation Dead. The title of the article, Must...Read...Books... is the single finest article title I have read this year. Love it.
I'm writing a metric ton o'words, still. One in every ten may be usable, we'll see, but I'm really enjoying the story and the characters right now. Could I be more vague? Future is Cloudy/Try Again Later.
I'm very encouraged by my output and my mood right now, because typically this is the most wretched time of the year for me. You've heard of SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as winter depression? I have often thought I suffer from FAD, or February Affective Disorder. No joke. I hate February. Despise it. Most of the the truly traumatic moments of my life have occured in February. Gray, cold, and dismal, about the only things February has going for it in my mind are Valentine's Day and that it is short. I usually cocoon as much as possible and wait for the month to pass, like a stomach ache.
But this February, I'm doing really well. Having a good time, even. I'm working hard, having fun, and spending lots of time with the family, all of which bodes well for March. March, BTW, is typically one of the best months of the year--some of the happiest moments of my life happened in March, including the births of my children. And me! We go every five days, me, then Kayleigh, then Cormac. Lots of parties and presents. Exeunt winter, like a lamb. Throw in some corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day and you've got all the elemenents of a great month. I dig March.
Maybe I've beaten FAD this year, though. Sometime during this rare prolific February burst, I've written a couple short stories featuring a few of my pals from Generation Dead, which was really strange, because unlike the books I'm working on, they were unplanned. The stories just short of showed up without a lot of prodding on my part. Not sure really what to do with them. I think I'll push on them a bit more, but right now they make me very happy just sitting on my desk in two tidy piles.