I started project C (not the real title) on April 1st and finished June 22nd with 94,500ish words! This is the second time I have powered through to quickly write a manuscript in a relatively short time period. So, I wanted to talk about my experience and what I like and don’t like about writing with reckless abandon.
We have a lot to catch up on so let’s not mess around. It’s July. What!? We are over halfway through 2017. I’ve had a crazy amount of change this year, but my goals have remained the same. Become a published Author! So let’s have a recap!
“Adults who quit Facebook are like children who say they are running away from home. We all know you’ll be back.” -Unknown
It feels incredibly ironic to be posting that I just finished reading the circle and if you've read it you'll understand why. Mild spoilers ahead. The circle by Dave Eggers has what you might call the jaws affect but instead of not wanting to go into the water afterwords it's social media.
This book is heavily carried by its theme not so much by plot. I would mostly describe this book as chilling. Published in 2013, it describes the future that in my opinion is only now about two years away. A future where were are all tracked, all watched, all the time. But to me that wasn't the scariest part the two scariest parts are the mentality everyone had, the mentality that we have a right to know where everyone's at what everyone's doing. They use that phrase a lot in the book, "We have a right to know." No we don't! The other scary part was how so many people thought it was a good thing.
Like lambs led to slaughter, no worse like if lambs drove themselves in a big truck to the slaughterhouse. Not to mention the increasing feeling in the Society presented that if people don't get likes and smiles and attention from their online following they feel, worthless. It's a very real future that is completely terrifying. That people would feel this way.
I'm interested to see the movie, to see what parts they changed and what parts they kept. If nothing else this was a very thought-provoking book which I'm sure was what the author was trying to achieve.
Man you know that I have just been killing it at this year? Not hitting my goals on my blog! But the only thing I hate more than failing miserable at something is making a bunch of excuses why I failed. I failed move on, I know I have.
Let’s have a little Sci Fi Oh My writers update shall we? We shall! I have written all of one Fiction Friday that I haven’t yet posted. The continuation to Bad Choices. I’ll be posting that some time in the near future. Really I will. I also will be finishing up The Dark Dragon Series. Those are my plans for the next couple months in the way of Fiction Friday. Sorry to leave ya hanging.
Despite the dry spell on the blog I have been doing quite a bit of writing. All of it on my new project. That’s right my new project. Another one! Since last November when I finished my first, first draft I have been editing and revising that manuscript. BUT! While doing so I realized it’s not the story I want to launch my career off of. It being a one off romantic comedy with a healthy dose of killing it’s not how I want to come out of the gate. Though I do love the story. After all it’s not called Rom, Com, Triller Oh My. It’s SCI FI Oh My so you’ll understand where I’m coming from.
So of course my new project is in my chosen field of Science Fiction and I am feeling quite at home. In fact I have never been more excited for a story to infold. I am focusing heavy amounts of my energy on that but will be doing my best to carve out blogging time.
Looking forward to picking up where we left off.