I feel like a new person after that hiatus. I have transcended into a being that can pump out, on average, 1,000 words per hour. I have no idea how I achieved such a feat.
On the lighter side, the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers are running a Kickstarter for Kaleidocast’s second season. There’s a collective short story, “It Began In Red Hook,” authored by a pantheon of great authors. How cool is that?
Hiatus ends on Friday, so I’m back to writing on Saturday. My deadline for my graduate school project got pushed to 4 days earlier. Moving is already giving me the anxieties. The next two weeks are going to be fascinating.
On the lighter side, the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers are running a Kickstarter for Kaleidocast’s second season. Support emerging voices in the broken Brooklyn storyscape.
Every week, I’m going to write briefly about any writing or otherwise updates. Figured after a week of not writing would be a great place to start. Jo’s been on hiatus for 7 days, y’all.
Why “I Didn’t Hate It”? Because I’m too hard on myself all the time and it felt like an appropriate update title.
Elliott and I are bona fide internet contacts turned critique partners turned best friends (who are probably the same person). He took some time to answer a few questions on self-inserts, inspiration, and when short form accidentally turns serial. You can find his work here. It’s also his birthday month.
I met Marty at a reading with Maria Dahvana Headley , Victor LaValle, and Daniel Polansky. I’m so glad to have introduced myself to him because he is so active as a writer. He does reviews and pieces for Tor.com and has several of his own short stories out for you to read. He took time to answer questions that I had about short stories and long form that might be helpful to those pursuing both styles of fiction. You can find the most recent line-up of his work here.
In the month of May, I’m participating in a read-along for The Alchemists of Loom (2017) by Elise Kova. It’s a steampunk fantasy full of intrigue, dangerous rogues, and the most fascinating magical system in a city where blood is currency. So far, I love the main characters and the world of Loom. It’s making my little gamer fan girl heart sing to its fullest potential.
As part of the blog tour, Elise took time to answer questions about inspiration and how a book evolves throughout the writing process.
Keith Yatsuhashi is the author of Kojiki (2016) and its sequel Kokoro, which came out today (4/4/2017) from Angry Robot Books. In this interview, he talks about the inspiration behind his epics that feature gods, mechas, and amazing characters and the process behind getting these books from drafting to publishing.