Saturday, July 10, 2010

No, really! I'm still around!

It's July 10, already?! Didn't I just post a blog entry? No? Crud!

The time is getting away from me. I'm writing some, recording lots, and have plans of course, but I haven't been blogging about anything, because nothing is available yet.

Soon, I'm pretty sure.

Anyway, as for the writing, I'm working on DoD 2, which probably won't be called DoD 2, but I don't have a title yet. That's not unusual since I didn't come up with "Dreaming of Deliverance" until the book was over 2/3 written. I have a hard time with titles. I like them to have multiple meanings, which Dreaming of Deliverance does, if you think about it. Anyway, I'm doing a lot of brainstorming, outlining even for this second book, which is very different from my usual process. The story of DoD was discovered as it was written, which was a ton of fun and worked well, I think, because Lindsay didn't know what was going on. She learned things as she went and so did we.

This book is different, however, because it's where we learn answers to all of the questions that came up for Lindsay. The story is going to end with this book and I don't want to spin my wheels writing without knowing where it's going. I do have a big chunk written already, but before I continue, I need to solve some problems. So I'm doing a lot of thinking and questioning and answering. I'm learning some incredible things about the whole situation. It's really cool! So don't worry. Progress is being made, even if I'm not sharing much about it right now.

As for the voice work, I think the story I narrated for the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine should be live before too long. I can't wait to share it with you!

I'm also doing some voice work for Craig Robertson's next podiobook and that has been so much fun! You wouldn't believe the variety of characters in this one. As soon as that becomes available, I'll point you in that direction. You won't want to miss it.

Then there are three other voice work projects that should be underway before the year is out, that I will be starting soon, and should be available to you in the next few months. I'll keep you posted!

And I'm going to have a story in the Farrago Anthology! Something else that I'm thrilled about, but again, isn't quite ready. If you're curious what the Farrago Anthology could possibly be, check out this blog post by author/podcaster/editor powerhouse, Jennifer Hudock: The Power of Community I love being a part of this effort!

That's all for now, I think.

I will blog more soon.

Really!

3 comments:

JP said...

And we're still following you! Keep writing (and running!), and we'll stay with you. We know there's good stuff to come!

Rachel Ann said...

I just finished and I can't wait to hear the continuing episodes.
Very original...love the whole thing.But for a few things I would give it to my daughter (16) to listen to. As soon as I can I do want to purchase the book (alas no money to do so now).

R.E. (Renée) Chambliss said...

Thanks, JP! I'm trying! :o)

Rachel Ann- Like I said on Twitter, I'm so glad you enjoyed the podcasts, and I completely understand why you wouldn't want to share them with your daughter. Thank you so much for planning to buy the book--I wish it wasn't so pricy. You can get the kindle version for only $2.99, however. And there is free software that you can download from Amazon that would allow you to read it on your computer. Not quite the same as an actual book, but maybe better than nothing!

Thanks again, both of you! Take care.