It is nearly impossible to get me to give nay answer that goes beyond very vague when I am in the process of writing a novel. When I was younger I would have said I didn't want to jinx it, but the truth is, I just don't want feedback until after I've reached a certain point. Take off can be a tenuous thing. Too many questions tends to make me doubt myself. What if the idea isn't original enough? What if the writing is weak?
So I just don't do it.
Does that help you? Probably not. But there it is, truth in advertising.
So let's have a different twist this time around. I have a novel coming out that is different. It's a mosaic novel. Thee are ten authors total, including yours truly, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Mark Morris, Tim Lebbon, Christopher Golden, Seanan McGuire, Cherie Priest, and Kelley Armstrong.
Nice group, right? Well, here for our regulars at SFF7, is a giveaway.
Respond to this post. Name your favorite pulp author, horror author, comic book writer or crime novelist and one person picked at random (who answered one of the above questions) will win an Advanced Readers Copy.
Any questions? Beuller? Beuller?
Monday, April 3, 2017
I walk alone
Posted by James A. Moore at 4:26:00 PM
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.
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Ooh - what is a mosaic novel? How interesting!ReplyDelete
In this case it means a story written by ten authors, each one taking a chapter and then another ten chapters later. very much a round robin affair. but Christopher Golden rode herd on it.ReplyDelete
aha - very cool! that *would* require extensive kitten-herding.Delete
Um, he's sick. But I can tell you what kinds of books, or movies for that matter, really creep me out. Anything in the spiritual realm, and Frank Peretti writes some pretty good horror when I'm in the mood to never want to sleep again.ReplyDelete
Congrats on your new novel! Did you get to read the chapters before yours early on or did you work off a loose outline? I've never heard of this kind of writing. So many questions...
I read the previous seven chapters before I started and then did it again on the second round. You kind of had to. :)ReplyDelete
Did you change a lot on the second round? Such a different way to write with so many minds.Delete
Cool project! My favorite horror author is Stephen King.ReplyDelete
Two entries means it was coin toss time. Alexia, please PM me your address on Facebook to get your copy. :)ReplyDelete