When I realized that I probably wouldn't be writing any more fan fiction for a while, I was a bit disappointed and even more, nervous about how my original fiction would come along.
Fortunately, at the moment I'm right in the middle of a novella that seems to be working out great. I couldn't be more thrilled, because while writing the fan fiction was a lot of fun, this is even more fun.
I was able to get one other novella sent to the printers the other day. Yesterday I also discovered that one of what I thought of as my 'long short stories' was actually novella-length so I will have that published as well. And of course, this original novella when I'm finished with it. I'm already about two-thirds finished with it. There's a lot of work still to be done, but I'm really enjoying myself so far.
What I'm referring to as novellas can also be described as YA books, but either way, I'm getting more books published sooner than I expected. Which is good, because I have so much more writing to do before January. I want to at least finish with the writing. Proof-reading, editing and so on could possibly wait, but the writing and translation will have to be done before the end of January, or I'm not sure when I'll ever get it finished.