Saturday, March 15, 2014

Checking in (yes, I still exist)

It has been about six months since I last posted. I hope that doesn't continue to be the case. I'd like to see this blog grow, as I believe I'm getting closer to the point where my writing just might be publishable.

Over the last few months, I've done a lot of soul-searching as a writer (and in general, but that's a story for another day). I've toyed with the idea of different genres and age groups, and I've finally determined that I'm going to write upper MG, YA and adult stories in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and maybe horror. Yes, it's a rather wide spectrum, but those are the genres and age categories I love to read. I might require a pen name to separate my work, but I'll worry about that when the time comes.

Today, I finished the first book (or at least the first draft) of my epic fantasy series: Empire of Chains. At the moment, it's rather long (207,000 words). I certainly have some cutting to do, and I hope I can get it down to a more publishable length. If not, though, I have other projects to write.

My upper MG fantasy, The Battle Stone, is also written, and it is much closer to the final draft stage. At this point, I still need to get it to some beta readers and see what I can fix before beginning the querying process.

Another idea, the first book of my Lightweaver series, is sitting there waiting to be written. I'm not sure where it's going yet, but I love the concept. It's the kind of story that should appeal to fans of Brandon Sanderson, though it was actually inspired by Glenda Larke's Stormlords trilogy (of which I've read the first two books).

So that's the general update. I expect to do more regular updates on the blog in the near future. I have some writing-related things to talk about and a ton of books I can review (enough probably to fill most of a year with reviews, though I doubt I'll do that).

1 comment:

  1. I hope to read these projects soon.
    I'm 20k into my first epic fantasy and I applaud your completing of a work!