Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I get it!

OMG! Have you ever had one of those moments? Maybe it's not even in writing. Maybe you're one of the few who are good at writing, but you "got" something else. Well, for me, I finally saw the light...in my writing, lol

When a publisher/editor friend suggested more scenery, I knew what she was talking about, but I just didn't sink in all the way. It was more a book sense of it, the practical application of it was lost though. Then one day(today), for whatever reason, it hit me. Okay, I getcha now. Yeah. I understand. A light bulb literally lit up in my brain. It was like, ding! This is one BIG thing all my writing has been missing.

You see, up until today, I've been writing one dimensional characters. So hollow and shallow. Stick figures at best. Some days I would tinker close to two dimensional, but they never reached the full three dimensional aspect. (Is there a fourth dimension, I don't know, lol) But I was blow away that I got it. You see, I'm smart, I truly am, but I learn things at a slower rate than most, and it takes me a while for things to sink in. (i.e. It was told to me about four months ago about the whole scenery thing)

So, what does this mean for me as far as publishing goes? Oy! A whole bunch of revisions. Long time coming, but my future writings shall be a bit more on the mark and won't need quite as much revising. Yay! I love learning things!

Ame

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Series Writing

Today I'm discussing series writing. It's a question I'm sure has been discussed in many loops, so I decided to blog about it. My question for everyone is do you write series or are you a single title only, and why.

For me, I'm a series writer. I think out of all my manuscripts, I have only one or two that are single titles. All the rest are series. My problem is the brothers and sister and best friends that deserve their day in the limelight as well. I have even written a book, where I wanted to take the audience back in time to tell the story of a couple truly in love.

So, what, for you, is the fascination in writing the series? Have you ever written a series that ended up longer than you anticipated? Or perhaps you are a single title person, why?

Everyone has their own writing niche. What's yours? This inquiring mind wants to know.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The next book

You know what I'm talking about. You finish your current book, and now you're all excited to start a new one. You have it all planned out, the characters, where they live, the plot. Can you feel the adrenaline rush as you prepare to enter yet another new world that you have created?

Yes, it's sad to say good-bye to the old one, but there's this new one, with a whole new set of characters and trials and tribulations, and if you're an erotica writer, the new sex positions.

There's nothing more fantastic than figuring out who's going to be your next star side character, if you're going to have someone die or not, how your hero and heroine are going to handle those hurt feelings you know they're going to have and the many decisions we have to make to make it impossible to put down. Oh the joy!

My problem, I love to write. Love, love love it. Example, I'm just now getting around to revising Falcon's Angel, a vampyre/mutant novel. Okay, I finished it clear back in 2007. That's right, three years ago. I just wanted to get to the new one, and it wasn't even in that series, lol. And, to give moreperspective, I've since written about a dozen novels since then, lol. Oy! I'm hopeless, lol

Am I alone here? Does anybody else feel this way? Lemme know!

Amethyst