jasonandrew: (Default)
I worked on some outlines today.

I think The Doom that Fell Upon the Villa Diodat. I was considering would work better as a novelette. I just couldn't figure out how to expand it to a novel length. However, I think it will make a wonderful extended story. I just need to find the write venue.

I wrote 1000 words on the Dragon's Lure story.

I think I need to figure out what would make a new concept.

Tomorrow, I am going to spend some time on agents and publishers for Dylan and the Dream Pirates.

I've been very tempted to try an on-line funding project. I see local projects like Penny Arcade or TelevisionWithOutPity.com and it makes me curious to see how I would do with such a project. I've seen some projects by writers with a large fanbase do fairly decent, but that doesn't mean my projects would translate anywhere near as well.

The truth is that no one know the future of publishing. People have have ideas about the possibilities, but really technology and how society operates and exchanges stories and ideas change so quickly right now. I feel like I'm missing out on something.

And yet, I don't want to "waste" a project. I busted my ass on this project. And yet, a YA fantasy novel feels like the best chance for something like this working. I'll sleep on it the next couple of nights.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I worked on some outlines today.

I think The Doom that Fell Upon the Villa Diodat. I was considering would work better as a novelette. I just couldn't figure out how to expand it to a novel length. However, I think it will make a wonderful extended story. I just need to find the write venue.

I wrote 1000 words on the Dragon's Lure story.

I think I need to figure out what would make a new concept.

Tomorrow, I am going to spend some time on agents and publishers for Dylan and the Dream Pirates.

I've been very tempted to try an on-line funding project. I see local projects like Penny Arcade or TelevisionWithOutPity.com and it makes me curious to see how I would do with such a project. I've seen some projects by writers with a large fanbase do fairly decent, but that doesn't mean my projects would translate anywhere near as well.

The truth is that no one know the future of publishing. People have have ideas about the possibilities, but really technology and how society operates and exchanges stories and ideas change so quickly right now. I feel like I'm missing out on something.

And yet, I don't want to "waste" a project. I busted my ass on this project. And yet, a YA fantasy novel feels like the best chance for something like this working. I'll sleep on it the next couple of nights.
jasonandrew: (No shit)
I started writing more of The Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodat.

This project scares me because of the research required and the erotic nature of the story.

My last two books have been Young Adult adventures and this is a radical departure.

It shall be an interesting experience.

The main character and the protagonist is Mary Shelly.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I started writing more of The Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodat.

This project scares me because of the research required and the erotic nature of the story.

My last two books have been Young Adult adventures and this is a radical departure.

It shall be an interesting experience.

The main character and the protagonist is Mary Shelly.
jasonandrew: (Byron)
Today I wrote the first five pages or so of the Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodat.

I've been working out the feel of the new universe.

It is very intimidating working with such famous characters based on real historical characters. I hope I manage to capture the charm and feel of the world.
jasonandrew: (Default)
Today I wrote the first five pages or so of the Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodat.

I've been working out the feel of the new universe.

It is very intimidating working with such famous characters based on real historical characters. I hope I manage to capture the charm and feel of the world.
jasonandrew: (fairy)
If I am correct, the print version of the draft of Dylan and the Dream Pirates will arrive today. [livejournal.com profile] insatia is usually my first reader.

I think she was a little disappointed that I sent out electronic versions to others before she received her print version. Alas, she does her best work with a printed version and it was cheaper to use a service to print it out.

I've been concentrating on writing my next novel while awaiting feedback. Working on a voice for this novel is really hard. I want to capture the feel of 19th century writing while making it a bit easier to read. I'll have to see how this works.
jasonandrew: (Default)
If I am correct, the print version of the draft of Dylan and the Dream Pirates will arrive today. [livejournal.com profile] insatia is usually my first reader.

I think she was a little disappointed that I sent out electronic versions to others before she received her print version. Alas, she does her best work with a printed version and it was cheaper to use a service to print it out.

I've been concentrating on writing my next novel while awaiting feedback. Working on a voice for this novel is really hard. I want to capture the feel of 19th century writing while making it a bit easier to read. I'll have to see how this works.
jasonandrew: (Default)
Every seven years, the Queen of the Fairies must tithe a worthy soul unto Hell.

In the year of 1816, the year without a summer, the greatest poets and thinkers have settled into the Villa Diodati hosted by the legendary Lord Byron.

Can the Queen of Fairies find her tithe amongst the lost at the end of the world?

The greatest monsters are those born from the imagination.

The devil will have his due.
jasonandrew: (Default)
Every seven years, the Queen of the Fairies must tithe a worthy soul unto Hell.

In the year of 1816, the year without a summer, the greatest poets and thinkers have settled into the Villa Diodati hosted by the legendary Lord Byron.

Can the Queen of Fairies find her tithe amongst the lost at the end of the world?

The greatest monsters are those born from the imagination.

The devil will have his due.

Life Update

Jul. 1st, 2009 09:18 am
jasonandrew: (Love)
Blue Writer needs sleep badly.

My lovely wife has been out of town for almost two weeks. I don't think I've gotten a decent night's sleep since then.

We've lived together for almost ten years now. And while we fight and bicker, we always have each other. And, I needz my wife in my bed to sleep right.

Mystical Rome went decent last night. The players took neither of the options, but went their own course. This time it did not involve the gratuitous abuse of beggars. And when they discovered that mighty Caesar was bringing roman legions across the Rubicon, they were properly outraged.

A friend Dave McGrath pointed out an old Victorian game that would be perfect for the setting of the Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodat. Here is a link so I can find it later. http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/snapdragon.html

Life Update

Jul. 1st, 2009 09:18 am
jasonandrew: (Default)
Blue Writer needs sleep badly.

My lovely wife has been out of town for almost two weeks. I don't think I've gotten a decent night's sleep since then.

We've lived together for almost ten years now. And while we fight and bicker, we always have each other. And, I needz my wife in my bed to sleep right.

Mystical Rome went decent last night. The players took neither of the options, but went their own course. This time it did not involve the gratuitous abuse of beggars. And when they discovered that mighty Caesar was bringing roman legions across the Rubicon, they were properly outraged.

A friend Dave McGrath pointed out an old Victorian game that would be perfect for the setting of the Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodat. Here is a link so I can find it later. http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/snapdragon.html
jasonandrew: (bowie)
The muse is a fickle bitch.

I'm supposed to be editing Dylan and the Dream Pirates so I can start submitting it to editors and agents.

Alas, a small part of my brain wants to play and keeps making connections.

I've been working on a seed for my next novel. This is an adult themed novel. I figure since I am taking a break that I'd leave a note here.

The working title is the Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodati.

This historical piece is set in 1816 during the infamous Year with a Summer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer

The Villa Diodati is famous for being the location where Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelly during a strange summer with Lord Byron, Percy Shelly, and other notables.

Of course, there will be otherworldly events mixed in such as Faeries, Old Ones, and a heaping dose of erotica. I think of it as erotic SteamPunk Noir.

And while I am going to strive to be historically accurate in general, this is clearly an alterate world where things are a little different.

I've become facinated with John Edward. I'm trying to find a copy of his tall-tale autobiography. You can read about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_John_Trelawny
jasonandrew: (Default)
The muse is a fickle bitch.

I'm supposed to be editing Dylan and the Dream Pirates so I can start submitting it to editors and agents.

Alas, a small part of my brain wants to play and keeps making connections.

I've been working on a seed for my next novel. This is an adult themed novel. I figure since I am taking a break that I'd leave a note here.

The working title is the Doom That Fell Upon the Villa Diodati.

This historical piece is set in 1816 during the infamous Year with a Summer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer

The Villa Diodati is famous for being the location where Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelly during a strange summer with Lord Byron, Percy Shelly, and other notables.

Of course, there will be otherworldly events mixed in such as Faeries, Old Ones, and a heaping dose of erotica. I think of it as erotic SteamPunk Noir.

And while I am going to strive to be historically accurate in general, this is clearly an alterate world where things are a little different.

I've become facinated with John Edward. I'm trying to find a copy of his tall-tale autobiography. You can read about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_John_Trelawny

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