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August Writing Update

Greetings blogosphere! As it’s been a ludicrously long time since I last talked about what I’m currently working on, writing-wise, it’s about time I fessed up. The truth is …

I’m not working on a whole lot at the moment.

I know, I know — the most important part of being a writer is writing! Now, in my defense, I may not be doing a lot of writing, but I have been doing a lot of planning. I go on a 90 minute walk every day, usually with my brother, and we spend that time thinking and conjecturing and planning my assorted writing projects. So although I’m not technically putting pen to paper, I like to think I’m getting stuff done nonetheless.

Since you’re probably not reading this post unless you care somewhat about my current writing projects, I shall now give you a brief update on the various things I’m working on. Prepare to be bored/amazed!

“Chasing Nonconformity” (sequel to Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It)

So I sent the second draft of this sci-fi action/romance story out to my beta readers back in … May, I think? A while ago, anyway. I’ve barely heard anything from them since then, so I sent them a message a few days ago asking that they send me whatever notes/thoughts they have by September 1st, so that I can get going on the next draft. I don’t expect most of them to actually finish reading it by then, but hey, whatcha gonna do?

I actually have some really exciting things planned for this story — and my brother came up with a super cool idea just the other day that I’m going to add into the existing manuscript. So I wouldn’t say this project is anywhere near completion, but it’s certainly working its way towards getting there.

“The Elemental Guard” (YA fantasy)

This story has been annoying me for a while, because I wrote the first draft, and there’s just something … wrong with it. I’m not quite sure what. So I’ve completely revamped the concept, and am going to rewrite the entire thing. Siiiiiigh. I think it’s going to be worth it, though. Fingers crossed!

D.Y.S.C. (Disciplinary Youth Survival Competition — YA dystopian)

I’m actually really excited about this one. I’ve been a fan of Battle Royale for years, and loved Hunger Games when it came out, and I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a dystopian story for a while now. And now I’m going to do it! I started writing this story a few years ago for NaNoWriMo, but it was kind of bad, so I’m salvaging the good parts, changing a lot of stuff up, and basically starting over. I’m not going to say much about it right now, but I can reveal that it will involve an asteroid colony, teenagers fighting in a gladiatorial death match (pretty much a staple of dystopian YA fiction, lol), and lots of awesome. Stay tuned!

 

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Vacation = Great Success!

I live!!!

My Caribbean cruise getaway was a great success. There was much beach lounging and Mayan ruins visiting and buffet gorging to be had. And I got lots of writing done, which was fantastic. I also got verbally lambasted by my mother for my current WIP having such a slow start that she was bored to tears. So I guess it’s back to the drawing board on that one. Ah well. Can’t win ’em all!

I have a gazillion things to catch up on, so today’s post will be short. I just wanted to say hi to everyone, let you know I’m back, and that I’ll be digging through the last week of your blog posts just as soon as I get my life back in order.

Oh yes, and Blackbird LSD, an indie publicity company based out of California, was kind enough to host an author interview with me over on their site. Check it out here.

Here’s their logo, which is just adorable with the little birdies and whatnot:

blackbird lsdPictures from the vacation will be uploaded whenever my mother gets around to loading them on her computer. So … anywhere from two hours to two months. Stay tuned!

 

Unrelated media of the day:

There is an entire website devoted to Justin Timberlake doing things — http://justintimberlakedoingthings.tumblr.com/. And just when I thought the internet couldn’t get more awesome.

One of my personal favourites:

 

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