Showing posts from September, 2012

The Next Big Thing

Laura from My Baffling Brain has tagged me with the Next Big Thing Award. As always there are questions to be answered and bloggers to be tagged, so let's get a move on.

What is the working title of your book?

Where did the idea come from?
The original idea came from a flash fiction I wrote during the Blogging from A to Z blogfest this year. You can read it here (it's on my other blog), but be warned, the actual novel bears no resemblance to this story. (Note: after re-reading this story for the first time in months, I hope the novel turns out better written).

What genre does your book fall under?
Adult sci-fi horror fantasy. Is that a genre?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?
It doesn't matter who I choose, Hollywood would screw it up.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
It's a race against time for the Weaver, the Chancer and the Traveler as the universe collapses, tearing holes in the fabric of reality, and creating chaos across the worlds.

Will your books be self-published or represented by an agency?
I have no clue. I just want to finish it first.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Three months.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
After finishing the A to Z challenge, my interest in writing was rekindled. I also just to see if I could do it.

What else about you book would pique the reader's interests?
It's not about zombies, vampires, wizarding school, or children forced to fight to the death.

Now my bloggers (Please stop by and visit them all):

Jeanette at Folio Road
Clay at The Clay Wheel
Brian at Trickster Eric Novels

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to answer the questions about your current WIP and to pass the award on to as many other bloggers as you want (I wasn't given a number of bloggers to tag-which is just fine with me; finding seven people to tag is a challenge sometimes).

I am going to try to drop off the face of the blogging planet for the next few weeks (not that I'm a prolific blogger or anything). I've got some work to do, and I'm highly tempted to call Insight and cancel my cable and internet for a month. They are so distracting.  I'll be back for Monday Insipration in October. See ya then.

Insecure Writers Support Group: September

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! (click the button on the left for the linky list of participants)

This month I met a couple of people willing to look over my WIP. I was very excited that they liked what I had so far, and I promised to send them the full MS some time after September 15th.

So, this is where the insecure part comes in. I just finished typing up the last of my handwritten pages and started breaking down the chapters, and I realized that there are a lot of holes here. There is also a lot of stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time, but now doesn't make any sense at all.  I have two weeks to make this make sense, and I worry that I won't be able to do it, and my CPs will hate it and fill it with notes like "Your story is stupid." "You suck" and/or "This is what happens when hacks try to write."

On one level I know this won't happen, but on another level (the one that screams the loudest), I'm absolutely sure this will happen.

I know that this is still early stage work, and I'm happy to find that I still have ideas to make things better (that means the idea isn't dead), but it's still nerve-wracking to think that someone else will be reading this thing.

So that's my insecure thought for the month. I will work hard to overcome it. I'll let you know how it turns out next month.

Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday was started by Von L. Cid. I don't know if he's still doing it, but if he's not I don't care. I'll just keep going. Basically, first Monday of the month, write about what inspires you.

My inspiration for the month:

Having goals is good. Acheiving those goals is great. I've been having a good year for goals (really, this is the first year that I have gotten close to acheiving all my New Years Resolutions). I think, now, finally after 35 years on this planet I figured out how to acheive them.
  1. Set goal
  2. DO IT
  3. Goal acheived.
Like so many people I always failed at step 2.  Step 2 is the hard part.

So I'm going to start slapping some monthly goals up here.  For the month of September I will:
  1. Finish first round of revisions by September 15th
  2. Choose an idea from my "to do" pile to work on while my CPs are savaging my MS (more on that remark during IWSG).
So that's my inspiration for the month. Goals.  What inspires you, internet?