I’m really, bad at talking about my writing. Honestly I’ve gotten pretty bad at talking about my life at all, and writing is one of the biggest things in my life, second only to my husband. But instead of going into why all of that might be, I’m going to dive in and pretend you just asked me “Oh, you write? What do you write about?”
What a considerate question! I’ll tell you, lately I’ve been working on quite a few different projects, but there are three main projects that have been occupying most of my time.
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What the Project Is: Luminescent. I can’t believe this actually has a title, when the above does not. This is a newer project, and one I have a much easier time talking about! It’s a young adult science fiction and fantasy novel.
Ena grew up on the island. It was her first night holding the barrier, a job her family has done since they drove out the demons centuries ago. When a small ship came flying at the wall, it was her job to simply hold the line and watch it fall out of the sky. But then she tore a hole and let it through instead. Oops?
Kirby grew up in the city. She’s spent her life staring across the water at the island covered in trees, wondering why no one ever went over there. She didn’t believe any of the stories. And so, one night, she decided to go see for herself. When her ship started sputtering, the ship she’d practically built herself, she thought her day couldn’t get any worse. She’s usually wrong.
And that’s just the beginning.
Progress: I’m writing this right now, and am about ten thousand words in. Working on this story is such a perfect way to start the day!
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What the Project Is: Untitled. This is a young adult urban fantasy novel, and the project I have the hardest time describing despite the fact that it’s one of the farthest along.
This is the story of Sam, and her discovery of things in her life she’s spent a long time ignoring. Like the fact that her cute little sister is a little more than just strange, or that her mother is pretty much evil. Meanwhile, she’s just moved to a new town, that’s too small for radio stations has a western theme, with wooden sidewalks and everything. Her life was pretty strange. And then it got a whole lot stranger.
Progress: I’m editing this! I’m really far into that, actually, and currently have other people taking the red pen to it. I keep thinking it’s going to get shorter when I cut out thousand word chunks, but then I add in a thirteen hundred word chunk, and it slowly gets a little longer everyday. This should be complete by the end of August.
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What the Project Is: The Commodore. This is an adult fantasy story. This is another one I’m having a hard time describing still, but so far I’ve gotten people to read it just by saying “There are dragons”, so there you go.
Progress: So far, I have the first segment of this DONE. As in, I’ve edited all the crap out of it. However, given a few weeks, I’ll probably find some more, so that’s where this is at. Waiting for me to get smarter and decide to change it again.