I don’t even know where to start with this one. I guess I’ll just jump in and blow through it all.
I am honored and disgraced. I am excited and ashamed. Conflicting emotions served to make this week one of indecision and lost time.
I am honored. Don’t know if you noticed, but my website was hijacked earlier this week by the enigmatic Rebecca Shwarz to help promote the Ecotones anthology. Rebecca and I took part in the author’s blog tour to get some more publicity and traction for the anthology. There is a kickstarter for the book going now that will end November 30th and it’s not quite all the way there. So we’re really trying to get the word out there… so we can get payed more!
Remember how I said I was taking part in a blog tour? Well today, I am happy to introduce Rebecca Schwarz, a contributing author in Ecotones. She’s here to tell us why she wrote her dog-inspired tale, The Silva, and why she submitted it to SFFWorld.com’s fourth anthology.
You see that picture right there? That is a picture of a learned and experienced doctor enjoying vacation in the Dominican Republic WHILE READING MY BOOK.
Take it all in people, because that picture right there made my heart sprout wings and fly away with joy. It was incredibly nice of Hector, my uncle of unequalled awesomeness, to send it to me. I can’t tell you how cool it is to have people not only read my story, but tell me how much they enjoyed it and that they can’t wait for more. So much excitement! Seeing this was definitely a boost to my week. Which was nice, because it was one heck of a busy week.
This has been a good week. A grand week, I’d say. Lots of fun happenings going on in the world of Victor, and I’m pretty excited to share some of them with you. Like…
Something truly terrible has happened and I need your help to get me through it. I lost my momentum, people.
I guess some writers might call this slump “writer’s block”, but I don’t think that is the case. I know exactly what I want to write, I have the outlines and notes all set and everything, but I have no momentum to get it done. As if the will and fire inside me fueling me to get the story out has died. I shouldn’t need to tell you how NOT GOOD that is. I lost my mojo, people! This is not something to take lightly.
Therefore, in an attempt to get me back into the burning desire of writing six hours a day in blissful seclusion, I am writing a post about the cooler aspects of the world I’m building in my novel at the moment. Because whenever I chat with friends and tell them what I’m writing, outlining the magic system and guilds and the conflict and betrayal between characters, it gets me really wanting to write again. So I thought I’d share some of the cooler details of The Black Beetles: Initiation with you. Continue reading “Momentum”
What do you get when you take a bunch of fantasy, sci-fi, horror, paranormal and steampunk authors and throw them together in hotel conference rooms for a weekend? An extremely awesome writing convention, that’s what.
Recently I was notified that a short story I wrote won a contest and will be featured in an upcoming anthology along with some pretty big names in fantasy and sci fi. Let’s just take a moment to let that sink in.
Hey hey! Have I got some cool stuff to tell you. Pull up a chair and get comfy for there is some really great stuff happening that I’d love for you to read about.
I have been busy with my novel the past few days. I’m so close to the end I can actually see it. Literally, I can see the very last sentence of the epilogue and actually already have it written out. Since I’ve been writing the final climax and have been super excited about it, I’ve been writing WAY more than usual each day. I keep thinking to myself, I’m so close, if I keep writing I might actually get to finish it today. But then four hours of writing later, I’m still not there. CLOSER, but still not there. I’M SO CLOSE IT’S KILLING ME.
My original plan was to have this novel presentable by the time I head to a writing conference next weekend. But after continuous health issues and, well, life getting in the way, I don’t think I’ll be able to pull that off. I should be able to finish the draft at least(I pray), and instead will focus on making the first few chapters as clean and enticing as possible to hand out. Should anyone be interested at the con, they’ll at least get a really well thought out and edited first few chapters. The book is called Initiation and is part of a series I plan to entitle The Black Beetles. I can’t wait to tell you about this story, and as soon as I finish the draft I’ll be writing out the synopsis in a post. I FREAKING LOVE THIS STORY. It’s why I’m writing. It’s so good and it’s only the first book!
Twitter is a strange place. But it can afford some chance encounters that never would have happened otherwise. I was lucky enough to meet two bloggers through twitter who have graciously reviewed my book and written a full post about it on their sites. HOW COOL IS THAT?!? They are kind and honest people as well. Cynthia Austin highlighted every positive and every negative thing about my book, and Hollie wrote out a review for her boyfriend’s blog that is far more flattering than I deserve. I encourage you to check out each of them and take a look at the sites. Cynthia regularly reviews book at her site betweendreamsiread.weebly.com and Devin is a humorous guy that shares a lot of the same likes as me at rimegiant.com. Cynthia is here, while Devin wrote about me here.
I’m heading to SF:SE next weekend, and I cannot contain my excitement. A weekend by myself, in Orlando, nice hotel, three days of mingling with writers, editors, agents and publishers, and tons of panels to improve writing craft. There’s going to be some big names in writing there, as well, and I’m really looking forward to meeting some interesting people.
IN OTHER NEWS, Nonlocal Science Fiction launched their magazine today with my story featured in it! Huzzah! Hooray! Hoorah! Should anyone like a copy of it for themselves, please let me know I’ll see what I can do. If you’d like to check it out, it’s only 2.99 on amazon here and it’s good.
Well, that’s about all I’ve got off the top of my head to talk about. I would really appreciate it if you could sign up for my mailing list via the subscribe button higher up on the page. It’s nothing special, just that you’ll get notified whenever I post something on here, which as you can probably see isn’t often. But it’ll help me reach out to you and its a good way for us to stay in contact. Speaking of, I’d love to hear from you about what you think of my writing or where I’m going in general. I enjoy the feedback 🙂
Anywho, I’ll talk to you all next time. PEACE!