First, I’m thoroughly thrilled to be up here with Oliver, helping him with this publication. It is exactly what I wanted it to be: filled with creative, assertive, intelligent peeps who just want to build. I love it. I can’t wait to see what it does (we do!!!) next.
I’m…well, fuck. I am currently struggling with the violin/writing balance. My income is solely from music. My writing is solely Medium, right now. (I haven’t worked on the book for a couple months. I’m stuck. I hate it. FML. I’ll get back to it and unstuck myself but I’m having scheduling bs. Anyways.) I…look, I want to get my book published. For monies. I realize that’s a lofty goal, but that’s what it is. I believe in my idea enough to force myself to acquire the necessary skills to get it there. #ego #yay I also get that I could be hugely disappointed. I want to go for it, either way.
My book is fantasy. (maaaaaaybe a hint of sci-fi but no really it’s fantasy.) The themes will probably be philosophy based, because all of my arguments seem to devolve that way, so basically: merp. It is what it is.
Anyway, I’d love feedback. I’m working on keeping my ego from screaming tears into the abyss of my scattered achievements, and I promise to try to hear everything without excessive tantrums. I feel like my current areas of struggle are 1) an ending that I like — or, that I at least think fits the themes in the story (I wrote out the entire plot and it turned out to be a tragedy and I hate it and it is making me bald the end) and 2) making sure my characters are developing the way I need them to. I’m sure this will become glaringly obvious when we delve into excerpts. Wheeeeee. 🙂