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- from 30 Minutes Over Tokyo, The Simpsons, Season 10

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Realm of Shadows Blog

Want to know more about the Realm of Shadows, the world where most of my stories take place?

I started a new blog that's all about my world.

I don't know how often it will be updated, but I hope to eventually include all the notes about my world, including types of supernatual creatures, how the world is different in the future, character bios and more.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Quick Update

It's a short post, but I thought I'd give an update of what I've been up to.

I'm still working on Wolf Eyes, which I've been working on since November. Yesterday I finally got past block that comes every time I get to the second half of Act 2 of whatever novel I'm working on. When the worst of it is that I think, "This is nothing like what I want it to be or thought it would be. How on Earth did it ever get here?" Then yesterday I had this idea for how I could tie what was turning out to be the primary plotline with the secondary plotline that was supposed to be the main plotline. And all of a sudden, I'm back to enjoying my story, my characters, their world, etc. Most importantly, I'm back to wanting to work on it. And revise it once I finally get the first draft finished.

I hope to have this draft finished by February. And after that comes typing it, reading it, revising it, and sending it to friends, then revising some more, etc., until I finally get around to writing the synopsis and query so I can finally submit something to agents.

Then I can get back to all those projects that have been enticing me while I've been at the bottom of the this-story-sucks pit.