It’s time for an update post! Woohoo!
On Monday, C. Lee McKenzie wrote blog post about log lines. I’d already planned this post with the log lines I have, but now I think I need to revise. What do you think?
By saving his wife, he condemned his world.
Isto, Thanmir War‘s sequel, has been simmering for a while. The major rewrite I did in Thanmir War made it difficult to work out all of the finer details in the subsequent books. This has killed my writing productivity. I’ve scrapped well over 20K, and I’ve had to re-brainstorm all of the events. It’s currently sitting at 124K, and I wouldn’t even vaguely call it half done. Don’t worry, I’m a very verbose first draft writer when it comes to what I affectionately call the big books. Thanmir War was 203K before I cut it down to 171K.
Isto is my current writing passion and where I spend most of my writing time.
A lamp changes the lives of everyone it encounters.
The Seven’s first anthology is in the works! The contract is signed, my piece has been edited to approval, and everything is coming together.
The anthology is named The Ancient and revolves around the myth of Aladdin’s Lamp. We don’t have a cover yet, but I’m assured it’s coming.
A super-charged elemental must find a cure before her guardian turns into a zombie.
This World Bites has undergone its last major revision. I think. I fixed the awkwardly moving body parts (his eyes flicked to my throat), added and removed an intro, cut informational tidbits that created more questions than answered, and completely changed a secondary character’s backstory (though that doesn’t come up in this story). Now I need help with the blurb.
Cera has just landed on a new world and Michael, her guardian, has been bitten by a zombie and will soon join the undead ranks.
Everyone tells her there’s no cure, but Cera isn’t one to be deterred. She’s willing to face off with zombie hordes, demon slavers, and black market informants if it means she’ll find a cure for Michael. But it turns out, she’s not the only one hunting for something. Something is hunting her.
Do you have any feedback on the blurb? Suggestions?
Oh, and I’m going to take a shot at planning my own tour. Right now I’m thinking December (depends on how long it’ll take the editor). I’ve got Crystal’s blog post and Southpaw’s blog post handy as a reference. Do you think I should go for three weeks? Or is that too long? Is December a bad month for a tour because of the holidays?