Sunday, October 25, 2009


When you forget me I want to know
what you remember, what you'll carry on
in forgetting of you
and me.

If I forget you I still would keep
Letters I wrote, the desk I wrote on
dreaming about you
and me.

We can still lose each other
in a world too connected; phones on
and off, silent you
and me.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The silence, it deafens.

So. Been busy, mostly working on the Family Story that was meant to be a pre-nano novella and now shows signs of wanting to keep going and becoming something Big. Naturally. I've no idea how long it will be at present.

Nanowise, the YA will be titled Shadows of Home. The trick will be keeping it YA and maybe doing a follow-up to it, depending on how it goes. After nano, I'm undecided. I have many, many projects from this year I can fix/continue, but the writing-group edited Roadside Attractions at the End of the World is waving at me again. I suspect the second draft will bear almost no resemblance to the first, since I'll be ditching most of the comedic-for-its-sake aspects and making it a far darker story overall. Which means tossing the aliens out the window and having Jesse's GF interact with him. I scratched out a few notes regarding overall goals, and I think the first two chapters will remain roughly the same, event-wise, but a lot of the over the top aspects of the later chapters will be discarded.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


I was thinking about the Story so far. As it stands, Darnell is mostly reactive. He's tossed into situations and acts to solve them. By the standard of who is sets the actual plots in motion and gets things rolling, the antagonists fit the bill. The main character is, at present, almost the antagonist.

The antagonist is partially responsible for the plot, definitely responsible for moving it forward. That Darnell doesn't know this is only good to a point. Be interesting to see where this goes.