Monday, March 22, 2010
I admit it, I just can't stop talking about myself. Blah blah blah...
I thought I'd share a little bit more about me as a writer so you know where I'm coming from with my posts here.
I'm the one (of the Alliterati) who writes commercial fiction. The first novel I finished was fantasy, and while I love that story with all my heart, it's turned out to be too close to justabouteverythingelseoutthere. So I drawered it. (Note to self: "drawer" doesn't make a very good verb).
Writing my next novel-- my first commercial fiction novel-- felt like coming home. The connection I felt with my new characters made the story pour out of me like a woman possessed.
Once the story was on paper, I did the editing/ beta-reading/ editing-some-more thing, and started querying. And that's where I am. In the trenches, waiting on The Call.
I have another project waiting in the wings, but it's going to be an involved one, and I haven't had the time to devote to thinking about and researching it that I want before I start writing. So it will have to wait a little while, but in the meantime, I have a million other things to work on.
I'll be sharing with you a little bit of everything from this phase, and hopefully more as things happen. Thanks to everyone who's following us, and we are returning the favor for those who are new to us (we already follow quite a few of you). Be sure to email your lists of any other followers you've brought on board in exchange for critiques from us by midnight Pacific on Monday, March 29th. Email address again is alliteratiarchives[at]gmail[dot]com.
I'd also like to get to know you better. What genres do you write? Where are you in the process right now? Do you have any questions for me?