Thursday, May 30, 2013

I've finally finished my first draft!

So, I finally finished the first draft of my novel. 
With all the crap going on in life, I must say that of this I am quite proud. 

I realized that my novel is going to be a series/trilogy/saga. The story I have to tell cannot be summed up in one book. I don't know where this journey in this universe I have created is going to take me, but I'm glad I decided to embark on it. 

I will give you a brief rundown about my book without giving too much away. 

I think it can be categorized as new adult paranormal fiction.  

The title is going to be: The Naturenetics: An Absorber in the Megacosm
The subsequent books will be titled The Naturenetics: ... Blah blah whatever title I choose. 

I am not going to tell you what exactly it is about yet because I want to have the synopsis be the first real information you have about it. 

I guess you could say I'm secretive about it. ;)

I am going to edit it in a weird way. Well, at least I think it is a weird way.

My editing process is as follows:

I do all of my editing on paper. As I've mentioned before on Twitter, I know this is old fashioned but my brain works out problems and stuff like that better on paper. Plus, if I get any new ideas, I can jot them down instantly on the draft in my scribble chicken scratch.

I print out everything, the entire draft but I break it up by chapters. I use double spacing and usually a 12 or 14 pt font. I staple the chapters individually and work with them sometimes out of order.  I don't think anyone else does editing this way but if you do please comment and let me know.

I guess my creativity can't be "by the book". I don't follow any sort of rules for any creative pursuit I have. 

I'm weird, but the outcome is usually something good or at least it's good to me. 
I do however, hope that when its all said and done, someone else thinks its good too. 

I will continue to make updates here on the blog. 

Until then...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

So it's summer...

I have been out of work and without unemployment for about five months now so you wouldn't think I'd be excited about summer but I am. 

I can't wait to go down the shore. Well, see, that's what we call "going to the beach" in New Jersey. Since Superstorm Sandy hit last fall, a lot of the shore has seen a lot of damage. Some of the boardwalks have been ripped up by Mother Nature's fury but many of the attractions are being or have been repaired. The food is the best and the ocean views are beautiful.

I recently got my drivers license -even though I am thirty three years old - so I don't even need someone to drive me anymore which is even more exciting. Now if I just had a car that was operational. :/

I am also starting class in the summer. I have two classes, one online and the other an actual physical class. I think I'll have to sell a limb or something to get one book for the class, but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. 

My state of limbo seems never ending but I have faith that everything will work out somehow. Sometimes, faith is what keeps you going. 

I'm not saying that I'm sitting here waiting for something good to come along, but I'm taking all of the opportunities I can see. 

If any of my readers need or want a vintage guitar, a beginner's guitar, or a dream interpreted let me know. My prices are very negotiable. :)