Last month, I worked on a novelette set in a smart house. and this month I've been working on a short story whose main character is a house. The house of a killer who's kidnapped a new victim. The house and killer have an interesting relationship, you could call it a friendship. But what is a friendship when one of the parties lives and kills inside the other?
One of my favorite steps in the writing, editing, and revising process is spreadsheeting my story. Spreadsheeting a novel is when a writer or editor takes a story and breaks it out into a spreadsheet summarizing the story on the scene level.
I feel like I've been heavy in this cavern of learning and consuming over the past month. I don't think I've made any big sales, though I did hear back about a story being held for further review. Bittersweet news. I hope the story gets accepted, but if it doesn't, it getting held means the story is doing something right.
I'm currently editing (a lot of stuff!) a novelette about a newly married couple's honeymoon at the groom's supposed haunted cabin mansion in the woods. One of the main characters comes from a rich and well-off family with MANY properties, but none as famed, hidden, and haunted as their summer cabin tucked into the woods.
I haven't been researching anything exciting for work the past few weeks. My job has me doing a lot of research, but not on anything you fine reader would be interested in reading about. It's all boring business formation and state statures. Exciting to me, but not too many people. So, instead, I'll give you an update on the book process and where I'm at with my editing and nailing down the hard part of the story.
My process of writing a book in a week and a bit about the horror novella.
Futurescapes, querying, subs, and more. A month in my writing life.
If you've been following me and my blog for the past couple of months, then you know I'm currently drafting my next couple of books. One of which is a vampire book without vampires—or with vampires remixed set in a small, isolated town. Recently my research has led me to dig around the bones of small towns for inspiration on building my own fictional town.
Bread and writing and editing and shit
The day is almost here for my books to drop. It’s super exciting and nerve-wracking and time-consuming, but very much so worth it.