Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekly Writing Wrap-up

I am using Holly Lisle’s How To Think Sideways to get my book finished and in the condition I want it to be in. I recommend her course. If you decide to take it, tell her I sent you.

I have my series name and sentence nailed down:

Series Title: Kidnapped By a God

Series Sentence: A mundane, non-magical grandmother seeks peace in the form of oblivion but the primordial demon/god obsessed with her forces her to be repeatedly reincarnated.

Book One Title: The Salt Lovers’ Book of Magic
This is the final version. I changed the placement of the apostrophe which is a subtle change. The title started as The Salt Lover’s Guide to Magic which never felt quite right.

Book One Sentence: An abused daughter discovers a source of prosperity for her people for generations to come while her mother, village wisewoman, condemns her for consorting with demons to steal the glory.
I got this while playing with The MM yesterday. About time too. I was beginning to despair. I’ve been trying to nail it down for a couple of weeks now.

The other night while laying in bed, having a pity party about how my life is now over, I got the opening for the book and the plan for how to write it. I’m quite happy with the idea, so I guess I can go on living. (No wonder writers are so often a bunch of sloppy drunks.)

I have chosen all of the recurring images for the series covers. Gideon will appear somewhere on each.




Salt is specific to the first book. 




My opening is also written.

10 comments:

  1. It's so interesting learning how other writer's work. I wasn't sure from your post, but do you do this stuff before you start writing or after?

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    1. The sentences are for before writing. Holly Lisle says if you can summarize your story in a short sentence which is still intriguing your story will be easier to write and you'll stay on track better. You'll have better focus.

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  2. ooo very cool premise for your story...and for the series...i am intrigued...

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    1. It sounds good in my head. Now I just have to finish it on paper (or screen.)

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  3. Like Shelley says it is interesting to see how others work. Where they get their ideas from and how they plot them up. Having a series is a must. But less of the sloppy drunk please, I am more the 'dopey punk.' type!

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    1. Neither drunk or dopey works for me. I can't stand the next day feeling.

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  4. Interesting. (I'm not a heavy drinker these days, but when I do get tipsy, I'm more of a cuddly drunk.)

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    1. I get talkative. But I don't drink much or very often anymore either.

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  5. I seldom drink these days but if I do I simply fall over after a glass or two.

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