Un-Disappeared AgainPosted: August 6, 2016
Posted: August 6, 2016
We won’t go into my injury prone summer, but I need to come out of the Dodrums and get back to work.
I did something different this year. I joined a Writer’s Group. I’ve always written in a darkish room with nothing and no one but myself, the dogs and an Invisible Muse standing over my shoulder. And I was getting a little stale and running into more and more stone walls.
I’ve always thought that a sequel was a dangerous undertaking. Some of the great ones like McCaffrey and Bradly, seem to move into their worlds lock, stock and barrel. And others seem to get lost and flounder around as in Rice’s Witch series.. I’ve had people, okay several people, ask me for a sequel. But there’s so much to remember and continuity is an absolute must.And the research..ayei!
I’ve written several series in FanFiction but as one of my Group members commented, It’s like painting by the numbers. The hard decisions have been made. We pretty much know that O’Neill will rescue Jackson and Spock will argue with Kirk so all you do is let it happen.
But ‘world building’ is a lot messier and you can wander down paths you’d never thought of before. This group of writers, poets and playwrites will catch you up and tell you/ask you challenging questions. And you’d better have a thick skin too. It’s like lessons everywhere. The Teachers don’t always say what you want to hear, just what you need to.
So hopefully, my life will calm down. My successful friends tell me blogging is a good thing so I’ll try to do better.
Oh and here’s advertisement for my existing novel. It’s not SciFi or even fantasy. But a book I believed needed to be written. The sequel is about 1/2 done and hopefully will be out by next summer.