I did a post a while back on the moment in the books that we’re introduced to Stone. I’m endlessly fascinated with Stone. There’s always more to find out. The way he looks, the way he acts, the way he thinks.
Been a few weeks since I’ve posted a free Friday snippet. Apologies. Just a quiet time for me. Today, our snippet comes from the novel, Daughter of the Red Planet. This is the first time we’re introduced to Stone.
Had to pull myself away today. The story was going so well, and things were just working out perfectly. The story was flowing well, the characters were feeding me . . . and I didn’t want to stop! Love those days. In other news, Daughter of the Red Planet released today, I just released the paperbackContinue reading “When you force yourself to quit”
Too much stuff going on.
My characters as usual, decided that they would go a different route in the story. I was thinking
Released chapter one of Daughter of the Red Planet to read for free. Got a lot of things to do so I’m just making a word count post.
A’nosi Prime flyer featured in Daughter of the Red Planet. Haley comes across this flyer long since faded. Feel free to save and share. Print, use as wallpaper.
In my newsletter I shared the cover for Under Empty Stars. I’ll add it to this post on Monday, or tomorrow if I keep writing during the weekend. I sorta want to. Another great day for words. Super happy about that.
2,208 words for today. Incredibly pleased with that. The story wants to be told, it’s only my hands holding it up. #amwriting #scififantasy
Very pleased that I finished Anora. Although it was left open for a series, I don’t think it will be one. I’m going to have to fix everything and remove the series name. I’ll keep the cover and the series name just in case, but I have no plans to expand. The dogs were actingContinue reading “Finished Anora this morning”
Stone, Stone, Stone. How you do fascinate me. As I edit DAUGHTER OF THE RED PLANET (play with story notes now that the editor has the book) and ANCIENT SCARS, I discover a whole new plot line with one particular character. I have a load of scenes percolating for when I write the third inContinue reading “Story creation – characters”
Totally hit my goal. That’s without any editing shortcuts either. I did a thorough edit. I sent Daughter of the Red Planet to Creech Enterprises with 45 minutes to spare. I’m exhausted so this will be a quick note mostly. I got my newsletter out, and will be taking the weekend off. Also had a great dayContinue reading “Hit my goal with room to spare.”
Today I didn’t get as many words as I would’ve liked. I’m still happy – anything is something! – about it though. I retraced my steps, tried to work out a few things, and then ended up deleting paragraphs so I could just rewrite them instead of trying to work them out. Made it easier, butContinue reading “Progress – and reached my goal!”
Good numbers today. I was able to start on time (almost) so that helped me loads. I got a good advancement in my Daughter of the Red Planet editing too. I have to edit at least ten pages every day to hit my end of the month goal. I have one month of give in that timeContinue reading “Tired, but that’s a good thing”
Had some very interesting ideas hit me for the Guardian of Life series last night. I’m excited to implement it. I swear I’d seen something similar in a movie, but can’t find anything so maybe it was an art drawing. The closest I found to my idea was the “dinobots” in the latest Transformers movie. LoveContinue reading “The plot thickens”
Good word count today. I’m happy that I boosted myself back up. Last week wasn’t as fun in how many words I got. One of the drawbacks of writing about the word count every day, I end up letting my own mind get sucked into that realm of I have to hit a certain numberContinue reading “Something’s gooonnna happen”
I got the notes back on Daughter of the Red Planet. I haven’t opened the file so I don’t know how much is marked up, but Jeanie gave me a great idea. Gonna give me some good work to do. When she told me she liked the book, this isContinue reading “Edits are in”
I’ve officially begun the Anora – Druid novel. And then it occurs to me as I am, I should get started on a cover for it too. I happened to think just now, I ran across a couple images that may work for a cover. Or at least a cover for this blog series as IContinue reading “And the race begins!”
Got more words than I thought I would. Mostly because being a Monday and the first day I’ve written in this story for over a week, (I think it’s been almost 9 days) I didn’t think I’d get many. That means that I had to go back in the story by one full chapter andContinue reading “Back to Mila today”