In order to fully explain my current depth of freaked-outedness, I'm going to have to refer to a whole lot of other websites and links. Please click them. They are part of the story. I'm also going to have to delve into some backstory that never really gets talked about in Salvaged. It's what happened 6 years prior … Continue reading When Your Dystopian Sci-Fi Starts Coming True
I'm writing a new novel. This is the second one I've drafted since the tenth draft of Salvaged when I swore I'd never write ten drafts of anything again. The one before this was last year's NaNoWriMo which fell short of expectations. In the mid-term, I've outlined film scripts and worked on comic scripts and … Continue reading Note to self – When done writing, write about process
It surprises people sometimes to hear that I'm not diving instantly into writing the sequel to Salvaged. I've outlined Quarantined, I know what happens, but I haven't written more than a few scribbled notes on it. Why not write the sequel? Salvaged has had a few nibbles. It may be the book that gets me an agent. It … Continue reading On Writing Sequels
I am all nostalgic looking at this photo. Awww. Volume 19. How cute. (My handwritten journals are currently closer to volume 48. I write 3 pages a day thanks to a long standing Artist's Way habit. ) And that's my old laptop. I miss those stickers. *pats laptop* Ahem. Where was I? Oh. Yeah. … Continue reading Writing Process… Wha? Huh?
The fun part about Science Fiction is that it’s based on science. Real science. The world now. Then it’s imagined, invented, and takes several logical leaps. Then scientists leap along with these imaginings, and those things become real. Life imitates art imitates life. I freaking love it. One requirement of being a science fiction author … Continue reading Researching Science Fiction
I've mentioned before that I have recently submitted a story to Critters.org, an online critique group. You might have caught my live-tweets of all twenty critiques I received for my short story. If you didn't, you can click here to read them. One thing that I found interesting was a fairly consistent comment that my … Continue reading “Not science fiction enough”
You may recall that last week, I mentioned that I wanted a critique partner or two in my blog posts. It looked a little like this: (Oh, and I got a haircut, so I get to change my cartoon-self's hair!) I actually got more offers than I thought I could handle! I've now started to … Continue reading Scary Vulnerability [CARTOON]
Sometimes I break my to do lists up into categories so I can get a smattering of things done across them. (This means doing some of the things I have to do, and balancing them with things I want to do.) One of the category sets I like to use is "Beginning, Maintaining, and Finishing," … Continue reading Three Things I’m Working On This Week
I know - deep in my guts I know - that the next step forward for me in my writing is to find critique partners. A critique partner is different from a beta reader. A reader comes at a manuscript as just that - a reader. A critique partner approaches a manuscript as another writer. … Continue reading Critique groups and Book-dating
I really enjoyed this article in Forbes with various authors weighing in on when a story is finished. The writing part is pretty easy to figure out. You've completed everything you've set out to do, and you've typed THE END at the bottom of a very large document. The revising part is far less concrete. … Continue reading Yeah, it’s done. But is it Done-done?