It’s pretty amazing what can happen in a week. I’ve gone from being an unknown in the authoring world, having self published a short story ages old, to being able to go find myself on the Barnes and Noble website. It’s a pretty heady experience, if I’m completely honest.
I’m still working on Lover’s Requiem, and am in the search for a new and better title. Characters have begun acting on their own and revealing things that I never knew about them. Just last night a villain showed that he used to be religious before he was a vampire, and actually still believed it, even as he was dying. I did not see that coming at all. Of course, it did mean I had to rapidly go learn some Latin and Greek phrases. Thank goodness for choir training! I at least knew Kyrie Eleison!
I have two chapters and an epilogue left of Lover’s before that’s finished, and one of the chapters might be omitted–or pushed together with the other–so I’m closer than I ever thought I would be to finishing it.
Next I plan to try my hand at a satire piece, simply because I have this great opening for what was originally going to be a novel. I know now that there is no way I could turn this into drama, because there isn’t really a plot to it, or a good way to make it longer without ruining the character’s voice. And let me tell you…she has a voice and will not take no for an answer.
The 11th marks the start (and finish) of the writing contest Erika Eby and I have decided to enter into together, so expect some insanity that day, as well as my entries to be posted here when they are finished.
Being a NaNo rebel this month has been really productive so far, and has given me the ability to finish up projects that have been in the works for a while and have the support and the pushing to get through them all.
I think my next big project will be figuring out how to make a cover for Lover’s and editing it. That promises to be a month in itself, I think