Since I do have so many projects, I was thinking about putting the first chapters of my favorite ones up here on my site just for feelers once they’re polished to a point where I think that they’re done in that writer’s “I’ve finished!” sense where it actually gets at least two more rewrites later down the road. It makes me nervous for a few reasons, but definitely contemplating doing it.
Returning to writing as much as I can. Putting away the serial killer and focusing on the project I started at the beginning of the year that I thought I’d have the first draft done by now. I’m two months behind schedule, but you know, school, kids, emotional dysregulation, etc. I’m getting there. I really would like to finish this one by the end of the year. Now let’s see if I can focus on one project at a time.
[maniacal laughter fading to disappointed sigh]
Did another HitRECord – this is fun. I’d love to see someone do this right because I’m terrible at this kind of thing, but I wanted more than just the words I wrote. I wanted them on a skull or skeleton and blending it with my own face made it more personal. Anyway, it says:
Secrets stored away in dark corners of our minds
Engraved upon our bones
So we never have to tell and they’re never left behind
Did my first contribution to HitRecord.org today about The Hungry Ghost. I came up with this little short story that for some reason was really hard to write. Probably because I was putting it out for the public eye, but I think I did okay. I hope I did okay. My 299 word contribution is here if you’re bored enough to check it out.
I’m having way too much fun writing this serial killer story.
Not only this, but after I started working on it, I found Hannibal and The Following which has only fueled my fire.
The Twitters are abuzz today about Amazon's new "Kindle Worlds" program, in which people are allowed to write and then sell through Amazon their fan fiction for certain properties owned by Alloy Entertainment, including Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, with more licenses expected soon. I've had a quick look at the program on Amazon's site, and I have a couple of immediate thoughts on it.