Wednesday, July 31, 2013

From New Adult to Young Adult

As you know, I’ve been busy plotting a new novel lately. I’m also doing a second revision pass on BH, my urban fantasy, but that’s another story—no pun intended. I’ll tell you all about it in a future post. Going back to my plotting, I started with the intent of writing a new adult fantasy. I had set characters in mind and somewhat of a storyline already built up. As usual I was exploring the different directions the story could go in, when one of those led me to a completely different story: a better, fresher, more thrilling one, a YA urban fantasy.  I asked one question: What if my characters weren’t human? And the whole thing fell in my lap. At first I didn’t recognize it for what it was. I thought I took a wrong direction. But this morning I woke up with a clear mind. This is the story I’m going to write. All the major pieces are already in place. I can’t wait to start! :-D

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Plotting While I Wait

Writing is a hurry-up-and-wait business. Sadly, I am not a patient person. At all. Of course, right now I have a sci-fi at the publishers and a newly revised UF with my agent. And that means waiting. I found that the best way to occupy my mind is to start plotting a new story. I love this discovery stage. Sure it’s muddy and messy, but it’s also very exciting. It’s like making your way through fog. You meander for a bit; you hit a few walls and start over. It’s not a quick operation by any means, but I eventually get there.  It’s funny how sometime the smallest of detail can lit up the whole path. I just found one of those illuminating details this morning. I’m going to follow its tread and see where it leads me. Wish me luck.  =)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Write What You Love - Part 2

Lynda Williams just posted part 2 of Write What You Love on her blog Reality Skimming. Check it out! =)

Monday, July 1, 2013