Monday, March 12, 2012

A Week of the Process

And now I have half an outline. The revision process is so deep, I begin again with an outline. Since in the interim of writing the first draft and now, many new scenes have suggested themselves to me. Long, long work. Many a time I wish that I could write faster. The day job intercedes.

I am moving soon. When I move, I've to look for yet another day job. I think a book shop might suffice. And be appropriate. The question is, how to persuade some bloody corporate to hire a person with four degrees to sell books?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Current Project

A new blog for a new project.

Well, ok, it's not technically new. Actually, I got the idea about a year ago. And now, after a speedy first draft, I am in the revision phase. It's been a long, grueling process but I know in the end, it'll be worth it.

My project is a novel. A Sci Fi novel. I have been writing since I was nine years old, but I have to admit that this is the first time in my life that I've actually put away all the old excuses and sat down to write a novel, beginning to end, end to beginning, and every point in between.

I don't want to give too much away at this point, since the thing is still formative, but I do want to say it is about robots with a capital rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. However, I set out to write a novel that was about robots, the eventual pervasion of A.I. into the lives of the masses, and the consequences thereof. Having bumped up against A.I. in my studies, this will not be a novel of Skynet, of Hal, of I, Robot. Neither will it be of Bicentennial Man or what's that other one? A.I. No I'm sentient and now I have to kill you story here. We could never, as a species, predicted how the internet would change our lives. And neither can we predict how A.I. will change our lives. However, I suppose I intend to try. To dial it forward in dramatized fashion.

Coming together quite nicely, that. Intend to release eBook. At this rate, I'm looking to the summer.