Accounting for Creativity

I haven’t done this for a while, but I think I need to do an accounting of creative endeavor.

From the looks of things, I have one active first draft, one project to finish and polish with how ever many drafts are left into either a novel or a novella, a short story to finish and revise, four books ready at the pitch stage to outline and draft, and seven books to plan, outline and draft.

Man. That’s a lot of stuff. And that’s not all the ideas, but hey, that’s enough for now! Because I’ll be 48 in June, and this could keep me going for well, I’m guessing well into my retirement.

Plans can change if I sell a book, and someone wants more of something I’ve got. 🙂 It’s just a matter of sitting down and writing all this. You can vote for your favorite project, but the Klarion books are the first ones beyond the Were Humans and Falling. Just…get…the damned…things done.

Details below. If you aren’t interested, I’m cutting this now.


Out of Print
Sister Night, Sister Moon
The Love Song of Oliver Toddle

Two Vampires and a Panel Discussion
The Initiation Rights and Incantations of the Junior Vampire Hunters Auxilliary
Crystal Vision
The Turtle of the Earth
Mark Twain’s Daughter



Hulk Hercules: Professional Wrestler

Abigail Rath Versus Blood-Sucking Fiends

Working On: Active

The Poison of thy Flesh: Creating first draft.

The WereHumans: Ready for third revision. Title change imminent. Uncertain of length: novella? novel? novellette? novellina?


Klarion Books 2-5: Outlined. Plan to write all these stand alones in sequence.

Falling Story: First Draft Begun.

Troll Story: Could be about 4 projects from this book: Frost Elves past, frost elves present, trolls, and Manuel.

Count of Monte Cristo Magical Retelling: Mercedes book begun Books 2-4 conceptualized.

Abigail Rath Versus Books: Books 2-5 conceptualized.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

2 thoughts on “Accounting for Creativity”

  1. Dang, woman. 🙂 I find that having a good queue makes me happy, though I don’t think I’ve ever had that many ideas lined up!

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