Posted: January 12th, 2010 under the writing life.
Tags: plot bombs, progress report, the writing life
Book three just dropped a plot bomb on me. And boy, is it going to have repercussions if it turns out to be a real one.
And no, I can’t tell you anything about it.
Comment by Freya — January 12, 2010 @ 2:28 am
Can I just say with glee how much I love posts like this? Maybe it makes me weird(er), but I get all “yay! The book is ALIVE! It’s evil, and it will eat my brain! Yay!”
Of course, I like books that eat my brain, so make of that what you will
Comment by elizabeth — January 12, 2010 @ 9:00 am
Glad to know you like books that eat your brain…I like plot bombs, except when they keep me up so late that I oversleep badly in the morning.
Comment by elizabeth — January 12, 2010 @ 11:29 am
Plot bomb continues to deliver. Something over 2500 words out of this one so far.
Taking break now.
Comment by David R Campbell — January 12, 2010 @ 2:24 pm
Comment by elizabeth — January 12, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
I’d say “Sorry,” but I’m not. Yes, it’s a tease. OTOH, would you rather wonder if I was working on the book or lounging somewhere with no intention of finishing the story for the next ten years?
Comment by Layla — January 12, 2010 @ 6:07 pm
Nope! I like live books. I love plot bombs. Mine explode so called short stories into short book legnth. I hope you have greater sucess at retaining them than I do…
Comment by Kathleen — January 12, 2010 @ 9:02 pm
I’d grump about teases (I prefer your snipits), but I received a gift card to a major bookseller for Christmas and just pre-ordered Oath of Fealty. -Kathleen
Comment by elizabeth — January 12, 2010 @ 9:20 pm
Some people consider snippets teases…I’m never sure, to be honest. I can’t make the book come out earlier, so just about anything I say could be thought a tease.
My editor told me today that when they’ve posted chapter one on their website, I can post another goodsized chunk (but only one) on my Paksworld site.
Comment by Caryn — January 13, 2010 @ 2:40 pm
(rubbing hands together in eager anticipation)
Comment by elizabeth — January 13, 2010 @ 2:48 pm
But once more I’m forced to drop Book 3 to do some necessary-but-interrupting chores on Book 2. Nobody’s fault, just a reality of publishing that writers, as well as editors, have scutwork sorts of things to deal with.
Today, trying to distill the whole monster into a paragraph of “the highest high points.”
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