Haven’t updated for awhile, so I’m posting now. (Not that anyone but me reads this…) Anyway, I have been making good progress on the crazy, unnamed sequel thing to In The Shadow of the Sun. I figure I’m about halfway through the firs draft.
The good news: I really like the story and am enjoying it.
The so-so news: The more I write of the sequel, the more I feel I have to fix stuff in the original story. Am I just being anal, or am I being a psycho perfectionist? Or are these necessary changes that should have been in the first book from the beginning? Am hoping that’s it.
The bad news: Damn, the plot’s getting crazy complicated. And suddenly it seems like I have a bazillion characters. Gah!
In other news, I’ve also been working on a new story idea, because, as you can tell from the above, I’m perfectly sane and in no way distracted by minutia. I call it “Only The Inevitable.” Unlike all other stories I’ve started, I have a clear idea of the entire plot before even starting. God, that’s scary.
I’ve also got 2 short story ideas I’m slowly hashing out. One is pure, unadulterated crack. The other is weird and serious and an attempt at being literary. Because my writing suffers from MPD, much like myself. Oy vey.
Well, huzzah for much writing. I will now go back to listening to the chirping of crickets.
I have now posted a synopsis for my main work “In the Shadow of the Sun.” You can see it here. I also have up the first 3 chapters:
Chapter 1: Acts of Kindness
Chapter 2: Dream of Discovery
Chapter 3: A Future Realized
So I’m a part of the video / comic group called Elusions or Granduer a.k.a. Divine Misconceptions a.k.a. Extremely Low Budget Productions (because only losers commit to a single name). After taking far, far too long, we’ve finally set up our blogspot page and youtube channel. New stuff will (hopefully) be added weekly. The quality is shit, but the jokes are funny.
Have been messing around with the layout of this site and I think I finally have it the way I want it. For now.
In other news, I’m one draft away (knock on wood) from finishing In the Shadow of the Sun. I’ll hopefully be done by early 2012 so I can start sending it out. Expect to see a synopsis and excerpt for that soon.
Finally set up a twitter account: https://twitter.com/NERiggs
Also set up the link to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549414877 (It’s not a proper fan page, just my profile. Will set up a proper fan page one of these days.)
Have also set up pages for some of my works – you can find them via the menu. There’s no content there yet; I’m still deciding which excerpts to use and writing synopses.