My awesome co-hosts today are Kristin Smith, Elsie, Suzanne Furness, and Fundy Blue!
IWSG members, Facebook members, and followers to contribute to The IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond, whether you are a writer on the journey or a published author. Post your contribution today or email your submission to the IWSG or me. Full details posted today at the IWSG site.
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As I mentioned earlier this week, I completed revisions on my latest manuscript and sent it to my publisher last Friday. Yeah, baby – done!
While there are things I can’t share yet about the story (at least until I hear back from my publisher) I can give you a few hints.
It’s a stand-alone space opera story. Set in a world different than the Cassa series.
The story was inspired by a song – the lyrics tell one story, and I just rearranged them to tell another story. (So every line of the song is in the story, just not in the same order. Don’t worry, that will confuse you even further when I post the song.)
It’s third person point of view, but told from the viewpoint of just one character. (Sorry, I don’t do first person. I didn’t want to be in this guy’s head any more than I was in Byron’s.)
I discovered that writing an entire story based on an ending inspired by a song was a little more difficult than I imagined…
There’s more than one woman in this book!
There is also a bit of a fantasy element in the story. Blame the song. It started it…
I aimed for grittier. I missed. You would think since I’ve been reading Joe Abercrombie lately some of that would’ve rubbed off.
This story has been with me for ten years, ever since I first heard the song that inspired it.
And if I have my way, it’s the last one I intend to write…
Available today -
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
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There's also a great giveaway - visit Sydney's site for details.
Jessica will be visiting the Ninja Army on October 13!
Now open for submissions - Bold New Worlds
A National Speculative Fiction Short Story Contest for High School Students
Organized by Charity Bradford
Spread the news! If you have a high school student, encourage them to enter.
(I’m also one of the judges, which is really exciting!)
Patricia Lynne - the Trick-Or-Treat Book Blog Hop
Authors sign up for a blog hop, write a post about the books they are handing out and post it on Halloween, people visit their blogs and comment trick-or-treat and the author gives them an ebook. EBOOKS ARE THE CANDY!
And from Blastr - if you happen to have a spare 1.5 million dollars lying around, you can be the proud owner of a 24-karat solid gold Godzilla based on the original 1954 look:
Picking up a solid gold Godzilla? Know a high school student who’d like to enter the writing contest? Anyone else base a story off of a song? What are your writer insecurities today? And are you contributing to the IWSG book…?