Got 1017 words on The Emerald Sun today, my best day so far. Genna had a revelation just a few minutes ago — she got herself and the other kids out of danger just in the nick of time… but danger is following along in their wake, and danger is waiting ahead. And that’s where I ran… Continue reading The Emerald Sun: In the hills before trouble
The Emerald Sun: Tiny Sneak Peek of the FIRST DRAFT Story Start
Got 753 words on The Emerald Sun today. Not the thousand I was shooting for, but I’m having to step back into a world I haven’t lived in for over a decade, and finding my way is tough. But, in FIRST DRAFT (which… DISCLAIMER: May contain bugs, which WILL change in revision, and for which… Continue reading The Emerald Sun: Tiny Sneak Peek of the FIRST DRAFT Story Start
The Emerald Sun: Walking with Genna this morning
My hour (plus) this morning did not yield a massive wordcount. 556 words total. But in that 556 words, Genna and her voice came back to me, and Genna immediately broke what I’d planned for the first chapter, and did what I did not expect her to do. She lied to the Audiomaerist, in whose… Continue reading The Emerald Sun: Walking with Genna this morning
Moon & Sun 3: Sketching with words
I started out my workday this morning looking for (and finding) a sketchbook among my many notebooks and blank project books. Followed by staring at the blank pages, with an array of drawing tools in front of me, and with my Muse going, “No, no, no, no, no…” “I need to see these things,” I… Continue reading Moon & Sun 3: Sketching with words
Outline Finished! The Emerald Sun moves forward…
Short post today. Took a couple hours, but I was on a roll, so I just stuck with it. And I’m delighted to announce that I’ve finished the line-for-scene outline of Moon & Sun 3: The Emerald Sun. Tomorrow I’ll take a day off from writing fiction, and instead work on building some of the… Continue reading Outline Finished! The Emerald Sun moves forward…
Moon & Sun: The Emerald Sun. It begins…
Today is my first day of actual story brainstorming (a combination of plotting, doodling, and talking to myself) on The Emerald Sun. (Reading and noting is done with the books and sticky notes. Brainstorming requires your butt in the chair and your fingers on the keyboard with a sketchpad on the desk in front of… Continue reading Moon & Sun: The Emerald Sun. It begins…
Becoming Piers Anthony: The Not-Impossible Dream of 3 Books A Year
A couple of things have changed in my life recently, one of which has been the writing of Dead Man’s Party, my demo novel for the writing class I’m currently building, How to Write a Novel. I’ve been dedicating one concentrated hour or so a week to the writing of the first draft (and a… Continue reading Becoming Piers Anthony: The Not-Impossible Dream of 3 Books A Year
IT’S A SIGN!!! – Moon & Sun Book 3: The Emerald Sun
A long time ago (back in 2006-2008), I wrote two novels I loved and younger readers loved. The Ruby Key: Moon & Sun Book 1 The Silver Door: Moon & Sun Book 2 I’d started work on the third one, The Emerald Sun: Moon & Sun Book 3… And then Scholastic told me they weren’t… Continue reading IT’S A SIGN!!! – Moon & Sun Book 3: The Emerald Sun
Just finished the first draft of The Owner’s Tale — Moon & Sun 3 on deck.
So. Just now the first draft of The Owners Tale, the LAST episode in Tales from the Longview. Wrote the final thousand-ish words this morning and part of this afternoon, and for now, at least, I like the ending. I’ve printed off the manuscript (in 12 point Courier, double-spaced and with large margins, of course)… Continue reading Just finished the first draft of The Owner’s Tale — Moon & Sun 3 on deck.
Moon & Sun: I’m now clear to write in my world again!
I didn’t want to say anything about the fact that I was pursuing the removal of the non-compete clause from my contract until I heard one way or the other. I got the news today. The non-compete clause for my Scholastic contract is dead, and I’m now free to write stories in that world again.… Continue reading Moon & Sun: I’m now clear to write in my world again!