As I previously mentioned, I’ve received a number of messages asking if I’d share a few thoughts on the writing process. I originally planned to do a week-long series of daily posts. But I thought that might to be too much all at once, so I decided to spread them out and do a post every other week (between the Tristan POVs).
I firmly believe every writer must discover his/her own path – what works for one will almost never work for another. I have absolutely no desire to tell you what to do and the idea of doing any kind of “how-to” post makes me cringe a little. But I can share how I deal with my own creative process and my general approach to writing-related things.
I’ll also include some of my thoughts behind the construction of the first two books in the Ondine Quartet series. Hopefully, there will be something of interest to both writers and series readers.
The first post will go up on
August 10 . (edit: obviously I meant September 10. LOL )
I spent the month easing up on my hectic schedule and doing a lot of thinking/outlining the last two books in the series. I’ve also been catching up with family and friends and immersing myself in movies, television (which I rarely do), and a ton of books.
The reading has been a bit disappointing so far, but if I come across a book I’m enthusiastic about I’ll share it with you. I finally got around to watching The Hunger Games on DVD. Enjoyed the actors selected for the roles (I thought they were well-suited), but I wasn’t that enthusiastic about the adaptation of the storyline from book to screen. It’s not something that can really be helped. Film is a separate artistic medium and the priorities of visual narrative naturally differs from textual expectations.
I’ve also been catching up on the recent season of SYTYCD. I danced extensively as a child (though not seriously enough to consider it as a career) and it’s one of the few “reality” type shows I enjoy watching. I’m now totally crushing on Chehon and hope he wins .