Saturday, April 3, 2010

Great so far...

I kept my goal for today. I finished chapter thirteen of my current work in progress, about 2300 words. Another dozen chapters or so should finish this book and then I can start giving it to a few select alpha-readers.

This is my first foray into the exciting world of science fiction and I've also been writing it in the first person, another thing I'd never done. It's been a learning experience so far, but very exciting at the same time. I feel the first-person makes it really easy to get to know the main character. Everything is in his voice, and his personality comes out right away. At the same time, I'm pretty much limited to writing from one person's point of view. I've had to be really careful writing the secondary characters to make sure the reader can get to know them as well, and I think I've improved a lot because of the experience.

Thanks for the continued comments, and feel free to ask questions. I'll saw something about character flaws tomorrow, Nathan, but you'll never pin me down on what my favorite books are. There's just too much to choose from.

My fortune cookie at the Chinese restaurant was good today: "You have a flair for adding a fanciful dimension to any story."

4 comments:

  1. Jason - Welcome to the Valor team! I'm looking forward to learning more about you. Will you be at the Storymakers conference this month?

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  2. While I would love to attend the conference, it's just not going to work out this month. I will definitely be there next year. Thanks!

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  3. Welcome to the Valor group! It was so nice to meet you. I can't wait to read your story. Congrats on all the progress you are making.

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  4. Excellent job on your goal =)

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