Saturday, December 5, 2015
Here's the update:
I've got an oft-revised draft of a novelette (15k words) prepped for eyes other than my own. I want to get this self-pubbed soon, just to get it out there. It's something I'm finally comfortable with, and now I just need to know if readers like it too. Otherwise, I'll write the rest and keep it to myself :)
The blurb: Kai is a police officer native to Caraq, but he's working for the Strahanis who occupied and absorbed his nation into their own. When he has to confront a Caraqtha criminal, he has to decide which side he's really fighting to save.
Does this blurb suck? I need advice on it!
Anyway, I'm moving on to other storylines related to this Caraqtha/Strahani struggle. Super excited to get this on the roll.
I spent November on NaNoWriMo and wrote a huge backstory novel for one of the minor characters in the aforementioned struggle. I knew the draft would be super suck, so it was a nice exercise in simply learning more about the character and her struggles. It helps inform much of my current work. And writing 1700 words every day also has me primed to continue that trend into December.
Y'know, that month of the doldrums.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
About 550 words.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Flora smiled at these accusations. But she never did protest.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Gilda My Dear
They found the child atop a pile of gold and they adopted her without a second thought. Barely a year old, her raven hair flowed, in its waves and frills, around her manger. Dark was her countenance and complexion yet the townsfolk called her the Gilded Child, eventually settling to Gilda, and eventually she looked when the name was yelled at her though it often took several attempts. No one in the town tried to discover her lineage. Asking after her true name earned little more than befuddled glances.
“But perhaps talking to your reflection may be construed as crazy so you should abstain from doing so in the presence of others.”
A thoughtful pause; “Are you considered an other?”
“Many times have I walked past that formidable collusion of wood and stone and through the murder holes and machicolations have heard a number of people speaking to one another in pitiless tones.”
Thursday, February 5, 2015
I've been outlining the third draft for my WIP. So tragic that I've had three outlines. I think it means I'm bad at them. But, in my frequent daydreaming spells, I have found subtlety and theme to the previous two outlines that never manifested in the arcs or writing of their drafts. Perhaps it will find its way this time.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
and I didn't even get at least one short story in for January.
But I'm working on my manuscript and big things are coming. I recently completed a revised outline for the story. I'm not on my third draft and lots of changes are coming. They're exciting too. Can't wait to show it.
I'll post each new section here...