Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
If you're a writer, like me, then your brain is probably filled to the brim with ideas you want to use and get on paper one day. But, no matter how many "brilliant" ideas I have, the moment I sit down to brainstorm on them and get them developed my mind goes a blank and I find myself staring at that accursed blinking cursor on the screen like so: o_o (That's my face, if you couldn't tell...)
I think many writers today have come to hate that blinking cursor. It blinks endlessly and offers absolutely no help or comfort for your lack of brain activity. You have the ideas, but can't focus on them. This isn't necessarily writer's block, I don't think. In fact, I think the root of the problem is that I have too many ideas and can't decide on one.
If I'm going to get anything done, I only need to focus on a single idea. Currently, I have about three stories that I've dropped and three others that are on hold. Not to mention another set of three that are complete but need to be edited and revised...
To solve this little dilemma, I might just work on getting the completed stories out of the way. Once they're edited and revised and published, I won't have to think about them anymore. I have got to clean my cerebral plate.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Now, I am not a fan of Vampires and Werewolves. In fact, I never used the word "werewolf" once in my novel. Now, before anyone goes and draws any conclusion, this story has nothing to do with that infernal Twilight series. It was written and conceived long before I even heard of Twilight. My reasons for writing it were mainly because there are too few werewolf stories out there with decent plots. Well, this was my attempt at a plotful werewolf tale. (Plotful? I dunno if that's a word, but I like it.)
(click pic to go to Lulu page)
The plot is as follows (copy and pasted from Lulu.com):
"An unearthly wolf prowls in the English town of Tarkington and is killed by two brothers, Theo and Ben Cathmore. But, instead of a wolf, they discover that they had mistakenly murdered their own father.
After spending ten years among a gypsy caravan, Ben returns to Tarkington to discover that Theo has become a local dictator and that the wolf is alive and more vicious than ever. Worst of all, he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with Hazel, his brother's estranged wife.
Driven by betrayal, and unable to stay away from the woman he loves, Ben seeks out the links between his tyrannical brother and the murderous Tarkington Wolf. "
Hopefully my book will appeal to a lot of people. It's set in Victorian England, is dark, has a supernatural monster, and a love triangle. If only I had the know-how to promote my stuff.