Monday, January 9, 2012

More Stuff and #Writemotivation

Nothing quite like starting the week of the new college semester with a bang. Three classes, and quite a bit of reading to do. Which, I don't think I really mind, I like all forms of reading. Buuuuuuut, we'll see how I feel after a couple weeks of academic reading.

Well, for those of you who have kept up with what tweets I'm been posting (blogs too), you probably understand I've become slightly obsessed with Harry Potter. I'm finally onto book 7, and I have to say I've never been so into reading in my entire life, and that's really saying something. My last week of freedom was filled with massive amounts of reading, catching up with an old friend, and a company party.

So let me get down to the nitty gritty here (not much to say, I want to write you see...). Working on my novel was slowed greatly as of late, mostly due to my mass consumption of Harry Potter. I did however work out a rather important dialogue scene, and after a couple days of it sitting, I realized I wanted to add a few more things to it. On another note, I did pick up my sci-fi short story "Void" the other day. The story is the closest thing I have to submission ready. It's been reviewed a ton, and viewed by several eyes. I kept going over it so much I got tired of the story and tossed it aside (see a trend going on here?), now that I have picked it up again with the intent of giving it a nice polish, I realize I really like what I have.

 Also realized I want to pick up a novel I wrote about two years ago and look over it again. I wouldn't mind seeing what I could do with it. It's the longest thing I've ever written (about 180+ pages single spaced). A cool sci-fi about ancient alien machines at the bottom of the ocean. It has a lot of characters and would be cool to take from being a plot-driven story to a character-driven narrative (Harry Potter influence anyone?).

So, I'll wrap this up. Reading a ton, writing a little, brainstorming a shit ton (including lots of note taking, trilogy here I come!).

Here's to #writemotviation!



  1. Reading is a part of it. Though you may not HAVE to read to write - it's a great way to broaden horizons.

    I'm so happy you like Harry Potter :D I love the series (with a few exceptions). If you haven't already you should try Kevin Hearne's Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles) Series.

    Also - #writemotivation Woot! :D Keep it up! You're doing great.

  2. Sounds like you have a lot of potential projects on your plate. I'm the same way, and sometimes I find myself struggling to pick one to take to completion. Find the one that's singing to you the strongest. :-)