Don’t go thinking I haven’t been doing anything just because I haven’t been posting here! Oh no! I think that’s one of the things that we forget as creative people because it’s the WORK that matters, what we PRODUCE that can be touched or watched or absorbed through one sense or another. But life happens. And I want to experience it. And I’ve also just been busy trying to slog my way through the producing aspects. So here’s a tally of what’s been going on and I plan to get
I just finished ALLEGIANT, the third and final sequel in the DIVERGENT series by Veronica Roth. It would be a disservice to give away anything that happens to the major characters, but I have to say that Roth’s writing is as brave and convention-shattering as her main characters. She demonstrates that Young Adult fiction does not have to be safe and comfortable for its audience. Out of the series, I still love DIVERGENT the best because of the newness of the world and the u
National Novel Writing Month begins with a challenge to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. Today is Day 1. I’m working on a sic-fi idea I’ve had since reading an article in the LA Times in 2003. Ten years later, I’m giving it a go. Okay, need to write! #NaNoWriMo #nationalnovelwritingmonth #novel #Writing
In 2008 (OMG!) I took part in the National Novel Writing Month “competition” where anyone who signs up is challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days, from the first minute of November 1st to the last minute of November 30th. I stopped at Day 18 with 85,000 words. This November, I plan to do it again! Here are the rules: Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30. Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in
So here’s the opening of my book, which is currently titled FIREPOWDER but will be getting a new title when I can think of a better one. It was originally entitled SOULMATES because that’s exactly what it’s about, but I’d like to come up with something less Harlequin Romance. PROLOGUE
Soulmates, they both thought.
It was a word she associated with silly girl fantasies, but now came to mean so much more. The existence of both a soul and a mate pointed toward s