I’m thinking about starting blogs for my main characters. Content would be brief, but since I write in third person, having a first person blog sounds like it would present an additional perspective. And blogging as Commander might get me to draw more, since I gave him that particular hobby/talent.
It’s not every day I get to see the cover of my first published work for the first time.
True, I am one of 25 contributors in this book. Texan Harrison Beaumont (my lead character) is on good company with Charlie, a wonderful canine narrator, two tales involving Nikola Tesla, and much more.
The only thing that would be better would be to see MIND & MACHINE in print. Or as a film by Christopher Nolan.
I was watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones earlier, and something interesting happened. It wasn’t the big plot twist—I knew that was coming from reading the book. Since I was watching it with friends, one of whom hadn’t read it or seen it, I was able to interest him in reading the series. Jack doesn’t read a lot of fantasy, but he’ll watch it and shows like The Borgias. I hope he enjoys the book.
Things have gone well this year. Exchanged information with quite a few people, including one person who might want me to design covers for his ebooks. Made two book pitches to two agents. The first went very well, the second was lightning fast since I wasn’t pitching YA.
Mind & Machine is about a telepath trying to balance unrequited love with his war against a conspiracy organization.
Vitamin F is a dystopia about a young woman who learns the truth of her genetic identity.
I want to show Kathryn Angel flying as an experience, but I don’t want to recap everything going on around her. What am I missing?
I’m making consistent headway with my steampunk story. I’ve managed to introduce machines that stand in for organs, light-projecting message tubes, and there’s more to come. My word count this week is all from this story and I’m currently at 1216 words. Tomorrow, I could make that count go higher, but first, I need to polish off some editing.
After getting 322 words typed on my steampunk short story, figuring out how to make one of the villainous Brill’Que (“those who give birth to themselves”), and editing the next to last chapter of Vitamin F, I think I’ve made fair progress.
I just made my room reservation for the Missouri Writer’s Conference. Now, I’m just waiting to get my tax return in so I can pay my conference fees and do a little more meeting and greeting with other writers and literary agents.
Today’s plan is to finish editing draft four of Vitamin F and I think I’ll do it. I’m going to write more on the steampunk story and plan out the edits I need to make on Mind & Machine.
I’m going to start work on my steampunk short story. The scene I’ll be writing features steam gunner Harrison Beaumont trying to rescue Lady Bianca Genevieve Smythe. Explosions and fun to follow.
Today’s count is 1210 words. That’s 193 words in ten minutes of pure, uninterrupted writing. The rest comes from just under an hour writing a little more about Commander’s insecurities.
Add that to the 634 from earlier in the week and I currently have a total of 1844. Again, that’s from a total of a half hour of uninterrupted typing. This week’s goal is 5000 words and I can still make it.