Heyla all!

As I mentioned in my recent blog post, I’m moving my blog to here. 🙂

… I have to say, the ability to have smilies was damn near enough reason to move all on its own. 😛

Anyway. I’m still customising the blog here with links ‘n stuff. Don’t mind the dust. 😉

Random update

Meh. I hadn’t meant for it to be so long between updates. Just been somewhat busy recently, with writing, Evo, and everything. (BTW–for those who might be interested, I’m running Fighting the Blank Screen Blues, a workshop on combating writer’s block, this week over at Evolution.)

I’ve been pretty busy this week, especially. Stronger‘s been giving me royal fits. Mainly because Eric doesn’t want to cooperate, and I really need to have his character fleshed out more before I start the actual rewrite. He’s the weakest link, and I hate having underdeveloped antagonists. Too many authors, especially in the fantasy genre, resort to cliches and easy answers. I like my characters realistic and complex. 😉

About four or so days ago, I started thinking about it, because EvoLunacy starts on August 1st, and I’m so not ready with Stronger. On the other hand, I had To Weather the Storm partially plotted.

Okay, I had the rough premise and a couple character bios. That said, it wasn’t giving me nearly as much fits as Stronger.

So, the rewrite is on the backburner for the moment, with Eric tied up and gagged in the closet, and I’m working on To Weather the Storm. I’ve been working hard on worldbuilding, character development, and plotting, and I’m really liking what I’ve come up with. It’s definitely expanded in both scope and complexity–but that’s the whole point of the work I’ve been doing. What’s the point of writing a simplistic novel? 😉

At this point, I’ve got enough material for one book, certainly, with threads leading into another, and I might could get a third out of it. (That being said, I’m planning on wrapping up what I can in one book, just with threads I could pick up on should it sell. 🙂

I hadn’t really wanted to do this… I’d planned on waiting and doing the prewriting along with Above and Beyond, the advanced novel-writing class I’ll be teaching over at Evolution come September. *shrugs* I guess I’ll go back and work on Shadow’s Blade alongside that, and go back to Stronger as soon as I’ve got To Weather the Storm finished. (Which should be within three months, given Stronger is roughly that length and it took me about four months to complete that.)

Anyhoo. Getting sleepy here. See y’all later. 🙂

EvoLunacy!

This August at Evolution, we’ll be holding our first all-month writing event.

Three goals: 10k, 30k, or 50k. (Yeah. Utter lunacy. Hence the name. ;))

The challenge is open to everyone, whether or not they’re a member of Evolution. Come check it out!

The beginning …

I hate writing opening posts. I bloody hate it. Then again, I don’t think anyone particularly likes doing it.

Anyway … most of y’all know me; if not, you should be able to figure it out fairly quickly by looking at my profile. 😉

So, I’ve been on LiveJournal for about two years after getting fed up with the way Google’d handled Blogger changes; why the hell did I decide to come back? It’s not that I’m disappointed with LJ at all; I’m certainly keeping my account there. The one big problem I have with LJ is that it’s a royal pain in the ass to customise your account at all. I can’t figure out S2, nor can any of the programmers I know. That said, the ability to friends-lock and filter entries is certainly worth it.

Anyway, the main reason I created the account is that the majority of the chicks over at Romance Divas use Blogger, so I figured I’d come back and see if it’d gotten any better … and I’m rather impressed, to be honest. Friends list capability would be nice, but since I use SharpReader, a feed aggregator, it’s really not that big a deal.

So, pretty much, I’m probably going to use this blog for tracking writing progress and general thoughts on writing. Personal entries will be over at LiveJournal … as will any long-term posting of WIPs, for reasons of publication rights. 🙂

See y’all around!