Because I love Wordle, here is the cloud for my current draft. Not sure why “back” features so prominently…
Been working on my Sci-Fi story. Here’s the opening. A prelude to the first scene, so to speak Thoughts?
In the future (according to “Into the Grid”), a new form of prejudice has appeared. In this case, it is those who are “pure” human, vs. those that have cybernetic body parts. In this excerpt from chapter 1, we see Connor, an investigative reporter, talking with Trevor at a diner. The waitress has an artificial arm, and she hasn’t been able to afford to see a bio-mechanic.
You have to click through to see the new cover art. No cheating!
“I was younger then, when it started. And a fool.” Trevor stared across the restaurant at nothing in particular. “I guess I’m older now.”
Connor frowned, his eyebrows dancing up across his forehead but he didn’t reply. He sipped at the overheated cup of stim-caf, his tongue objecting to both the heat and the bitterness of the artificial beverage.
Trevor caught the expression. “I’m older than I look,” he said simply.
That’s it for now. Considering it a head start for NaNo. What do you think? If this was the start of the book, would you turn the page and keep reading?
I got my NaNoWriMo poster today (That’s it to the right over there.) I’m going to bring it with me to writing events, etc. Hopefully draw some interest that way.
Still making initial contacts with artists about re-covering Priestess. I can hear Mirian nit-picking, see Jerok shrugging, and I’m sure Llaewyn is ready to tell me I’m doing it wrong. Ah, well. If you can’t listen to the voices in your head, who can you listen too, right?
Also, tentative title for this years NaNo project is “Empire Falling”. I’m not in love with it, so we’ll see. Google turns up no previous uses of it though, so that’s good.
Finally, is it wrong that the second character I’ve thought up is already scheduled to die? I even know how I’m going to do it. The twisted mind of an author…
DragonCon has come and gone… Had fun as always until I got home. The memory card in my phone has apparently died or something, because I don’t have any of my photos. Super unhappiness.
Also almost saw a fight break out between two panelists. That was fun.
Just a quick pop-in to let y’all know that I’m still plugging away. Just finished pass 2 on chapter 5. I’ve decided to do a completely separate pass to work on setting and scenery. So that will be tomorrow’s project.
I’m still hoping to get Blood Bound wrapped up by October 1 so I can plan Book 2, tentatively to be titled Sunburst, for a month before hitting it for NaNoWriMo.
Meanwhile, watch this space for more character interviews, backstories, and all the other good stuff that goes with writing a story!
Thanks for playing along!
As some of you are aware, the best way I have to figure out my characters is through character interviews. Basically, sitting down and having a conversation with them. Toward that end, here is the first interview for the new story, Blood Bound. Read it after the break!
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