In the meantime…
Alright, so this is my first ‘blog hop’. For those that don’t know anything about the process (like myself just a week prior), here’s how it goes. A blogger (in this case, my author friend Kylie Kerosene) tagged me as the next in line – she does her thing one week, I do mine the next. I tag someone (one or more) in my blog post here…and so on. Each blog connects back to the one previous and the next in line.
A great way to introduce readers/writers to others!
Blog Hop Rules:
Answer the four questions below, link back to the person who invited you, and link to the people who will be posting the following Monday.
1. What am I working on?
Various things, but most importantly to myself and my readers alike, Epsilon Book 2. For those that aren’t yet familiar, Book 1 was Clarity. It is available in paperback and ebook format everywhere (retailers need only look in the Ingram catalogue to find it).
I have several other ideas/outlines that I am also working in my spare time (what is that?). The first will be an anthology of shorts that I have written that all have a common thread or theme among them. I won’t divulge too much more but to say that it fits in with what I’ve done in the past.
Once I get Epsilon Book 2 out there, I will have my nose back to the proverbial grindstone once again on yet another novel that I really need to get written before the inspiration leaves me.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
For anyone that has read Clarity, it will come as no surprise that my works tend to be more about the human condition, or the interactions between humans that arise given a specific scenario, conflict, event, etc. While I classify them as Science Fiction, and there are definitely elements of SciFi present – the story is the more important feature.
While not a revolutionary way of writing, it does differ from standard SciFi fare in that most authors use SciFi as their primary vehicle in telling their stories.
3. Why do I write what I write?
I’ve always been interested in creative writing. There’s a lot going on in my head, and it needs to go somewhere – so why not on a page? I feel I’ve got a thousand stories to tell, but only a limited time to tell them. As I’ve said in the past – they can’t perfect human cloning quick enough for me, I’ve got too much to do!
4. How does your writing process work?
I’m a perfectionist, and tend to be very organized when I write. In that vain, I always start with some brainstorming – quickly recording those thoughts either in a document or on my phone for later transcribing. That process usually intertwines with me creating an outline of the entire work. I know that many authors “wing it”, but I can’t work that way. I need to know where the story is going so that I don’t miss any plot points. My works tend to be very layered, so I have to keep it all straight.
As for inspiration – I’m like so many others in that respect. I enjoy listening to music, and it usually ends up making my mind delve deep into the scenes that I want to write, and in turn, shaping what I do.
My thanks to Kylie Kerosene for inviting me on this Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you support her work as you’ve supported mine. She’s got something big coming (soon?) and I, for one, can’t wait to read it!
Next week for the Blog Hop will be Painter McBoingBoing (love the name, btw), Ryndaria & Fiona Skye.
Here are some other author friends of mine that you might want to take a peek at:
L.R. Ryan (author of Rushlight)
All great writers that deserve your support. Nat has a great blog that offers writing tips (many of which I have taken to heart and employed in my own writing!). Be sure to check out all of their blogs!