Okay, so I don’t know what a precograph is, but it sounds like something that could look into the future, right?
There are some sparkly things germinating in Emmie-land, and I thought today might be a good day to share them with you.
First of all, I’ve mentioned it already, but I’ve begun writing a new novel. It’s new territory for me both in genre (still paranormal, but comic book style superhero paranormal), and it’s written in the first person present tense. The latter is quite new and interesting. I like the immediacy of it as well as the intimacy, but it of course has its drawbacks as well. Making sure to stay in the correct usage can be a bit tricksy. I’m also writing it from the perspective of a Scot, so making sure I use the correct Britishisms is going to be fun. The tone is quirky, snarky, and a little self-deprecating. So far I’m having a ball. You can follow my progress on this novel in the sidebar of this here blog.
While I’ve decided to can the Silver Thorn trilogy pending massive overhaul, it’s not something I want to entirely give up on. Once I finish the first draft of the WIP, I will go back to those books and try to squeeze the gold from the dross again.
The third exciting announcement is that I am building a website — a proper one. It’ll have the normal snazz with a few fun twists, including a store (!), which should hint at some things coming up in the not-so-distant future.
I am considering a small series of short stories that may serve as a prequel to the Silver Thorn books once I go back to them. I have one that I am going to start submitting to magazines and a couple more in the works. Exciting? Yesh.
Call it Emmie 2.0, call it whatever you want, but I’ve been stewing a bunch of ideas in my brain for the last few months, and they’re beginning to coalesce into something more cohesive than chunky soup. An idea bisque, if you will.
What I’ve come up with for the fifth or sixth time is that goals need three things to become accomplishments: vision, plan, and discipline. So when it comes to both writing and losing stubborn love handles, all three have to work together.
I’m psyched to share these upcoming changes with you — so hold onto your butts.
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