The Process of Angst: A Writer's Blog

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Snags & Update #5

Writerly News

In preparing for the signing at the Book House, I'm running into some monetary problems. I'll try to keep everyone posted, but right now I'm doubting whether I'll be able to afford to actually do the signing on the 21st.

Current Projects

#1 I recently made an excusion back into angst, since le novel hasn't gotten to that point yet, and came up with two very short, Desmond-centric Lost fanfics. Here they are:

There Were Mornings - rated K+ (PG)
Never Quite Alone - rated T (PG-13)

#2 The Lonely Light (working title)
Type: original fantasy novel
Progress: just shy of 10,000 words
Thoughts: It needs more angst. The original incarnation of Phyllis used to literally drip the stuff, and I feel like she's somehow become this mechanical...thing that I'm telling the story through rather than a character with real emotions.
Likes: Trying to make some of the characters more intimidating and succeeding at least partly
Dislikes: not having the drive to work on the novel the way it should be worked on, falling out of love with the story and characters

#3 Sequel to "Second Chances"
Type: fanfiction, post-Myst IV
Progress: somewhere in the middle of chapter 3
Thoughts: I'm thinking of actually using Yeesha as an important character in this one, despite how much I dislike her. I'm still not entirely sure why I'm writing this, other than wanting to explore the romantic possibilities between Sirrus and my OC.
Likes: conflict, Catherine being more in the forefront
Dislikes: no real drive or time to work on this, feeling like I'm writing it more for other people than myself

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Signing News & Update #4

Writerly News!

I will be reading from and signing copies of We Change at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, NY on Saturday, October 21st at 2pm!

I'm also trying to set up dates with Borders in Albany, Waldenbooks in Colonie Center, and the Sand Lake Town Library. Check back for continuing updates and details!

Current Projects

The Lonely Light (working title)
Type: original fantasy novel
Progress: roughly 9,000 words in the current draft
Thoughts: I'm enjoying working on the second half. It's allowing me to take a break from the part of the story that I know too well, and to focus on developing the MC's "current" life, as well as the characters I'm not as familiar with.
Likes: Pub in the second half, and the way it flows in an almost Pratchett-esque way
Dislikes: feeling anxious and thinking I should be doing things other than writing

Quote of the Moment: "You've succeeded in convincing me that you have the most boring job in all of England." ~ Johnny, Naked