I’m such a bad, bad author for taking so long to get this book written and sparkled up! Sail, the first book, came out almost a year ago! I’ll try to do better for the third one. Yep, you read that right. The third one! I’ve already started hammering out the plot. 🙂
In the meantime…boom!
If you haven’t read Sail, it’s currently in a boxed set here!
It’s here! It’s here! This is the book I’ve been waiting to release for years!!! Sail is my rock anthem, the book that sparked from seeing someone walking their dog (my imagination was cranked to 11 that day), the book that was originally titled A Boy and Her Scratch, the book my editor said would “do for Sci-Fi what True Blood did for the Urban Fantasy genre and what Hunger Games did for the Dystopian genre.”
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So NaNoWriMo is over, and while I didn’t participate, I did try to write a little every day on A Boy and Her Scratch. I didn’t succeed, and I didn’t even come close to 50,000 words. But I’m okay with that.
The story and characters have solidified in the 10,338 words I’ve written on it, which is always a plus. I keep fighting the urge to go back and “fix” things because the first draft is supposed to look like word vomit, and it does, so yay! I’ve decided to keep writing this story until December 31st, and then at midnight, instead of turning into a pumpkin, I’ll start writing like a mad woman on What Gifts She Carried.
From January onward, I won’t be staying the night at work (something I did do in November), I won’t have as many loooong work days, and I won’t be going out of town. It gets too cold in Kansas to do anything but stay home in my pajamas and write anyway!
My point to all this rambling is that I’m trying this new thing where I don’t stress about writing. I let it happen, word by word. It’s slow going, but I’ll get there.
Does word count stress you out? Does getting the book finished twist your knickers?
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Yes, I know many of you voted in last week’s election, but I’m asking you to vote just one more time! See the poll to the right? Below the search feature? I’d like to know your thoughts on my MC’s roommate’s name.
Here is a little information about the roommate and the story: this girl is, um… Let’s just say she… Well, she gets around. A lot. She has glossy black hair. The happy and sad theather masks are etched into her irises. She’s a college student. She’s tough and can take people down quickly. The story takes place in the future in space. It’s a ghost story, but the roommate has never encounted any.
So, is the name Moon Dragon too cheesy? Or does it work?