Thursday, December 8, 2011

41 pages left

I really haven't made much progress since my last post. I think I'm on the third draft of my synopsis--it's probably too long (5 pages). Hopefully I'll be able to cut it down some. I'm trying to think of what else to write about. Here are a few updates:
  • I just finished THE FAERIE RING (decent, definitely the dark of a series) and I'm now reading Meg Cabot's INSATIABLE. So far, so good... I've always liked her books. Next up THE PLEDGE, THE REPLACEMENT, and THE SPACE BETWEEN (maybe on the last one). I've also ordered the first four books in the GAME OF THRONES series. My sister got me into the HBO series and now I really want to read the books. Good stuff.
  • I've been thinking about my old stories lately... particularly THE JADE BRACELET and the KM series. I need to get serious about editing (and finishing) these stories. I feel like I have no time now that I work full-time. Things are just slower now... I guess that something I'll have to get used to.
  • Chapter 12 of HOSTILE KISSES was recovered (thanks to a reader) and has been re-posted on Fiction Press. I'm pretty sure that I'll be taking that story down in January and putting up CHEMICAL GAMES.  
  • One thing I dislike is not remembering what happens in the first two books in a series when the third book comes out. I had that problem with the HUSH, HUSH series. I have no idea what happened in the first two so... I'm probably not going to read the third. I need to find a way to prevent that from happening with my novels, because it's so disheartening.... 
And basically, that's all she wrote... for now anyway.


  1. I think once you've finished editing this book maybe you could pick one of the other series and try to edit it chapter by chapter but at a slower pace while you're writing the synopsis for Fallen.

    Maybe if you try to multitask, even if it's slowly and a little bit at a time you'll be able to figure out how to make more time even when you're at work.

    That's interesting that you mention forgetting what happens in the first two books because one thing I hate is when the author regurgitates everything that happened in the previous book. Admittedly, if I love a series I tend to reread the earlier books before the new one comes out and I have a knack for reminding random details, but there's only so much of having the same chunk of text popping up repeatedly after the first book but with more additions that irritates me.

    But then again, there are ways to do it that make it work and it flows naturally. I know some of my favourite authors do this but I am having a total brain melt right now when it comes to examples.

    Good luck with the editing, it might seem like you haven't made any progress but you're getting it done, even if it's slower than you hoped, lol.

    Also, have you been watching Supernatural?

  2. I think if I start slowly I will be able to multitask, it's just the starting that's the hardest part. I think working on it during my lunch break will be a good starting point.

    I too will reread a series (if I like it). I definitely re-read Harry Potters a few times :). The problem with this particular series is that I don't own them. Oh well... I think I need to stay away form the angel/demon books too, at least for a little while.

    I have one episode of Supernatural to watch--the latest one. This season does sort of feel more like the earlier ones in the way they deal with cases that are just bizarre and then cases that are about the bigger picture (Leviathan). But... the last two seasons have felt so focused toward an end. Probably because at the time the series was going to end. Now it feels a little loose and unpredictable.

    Are you up-to-date with Top Model? I haven't watched the finale episode yet, but I know who won because I read an article on CNN about there being a controversy. I'm curious about it and wonder why they're keeping it hush-hush.

  3. I need to get caught up on the last episode of ANTM as well, I think I'm going to watch it tomorrow. And yeah, I know who won thanks to the controversy as well.

    I heard it was because Angelique posted on facebook that she had won before the final episode which goes against the rules.

    I think they're keeping it hush hush to try and reduce any chance of negative feedback from the public.

    And yeah, Supernatural is definitely going back to the feel of the earlier seasons but I don't mind that much, I sort of like it better just because you can really focus on their characters and see how everything they've been through has affected them without there being such a pressing uncontrollable danger over them although I have a feeling the Leviathans aren't going to fade that easy.

    Maybe they want to end the series with hope and they're going to do that by going back to the earlier seasons? But Sam and Dean, I mean, they have been through the gauntlet.