Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Balance of Information

It's been awhile since I've updated, but I've been busy trying to get a handle on the second book of Winter Lakes.  A lot of the history of what the town is going through is revealed in this book, so I'm trying to strike that balance when dealing with information so I don't give it all away at the beginning, or all in one shot, because I'm so excited to be sharing it.  Information is best disseminated to the audience in bits and pieces, so they can retain the information and keep up with what's going on.  If you throw it all out there at once, you chance the reader being overwhelmed with information and losing interest.

Aside from that, Book 2 is coming along really well.  There is a lot of relationship building going on, which is always fun to write.  I have to continue to thank you guys for your patience.  It's already been such a long journey, and I wish I could give you guys snippets along the way, but it's just not ready yet.  Keep holding on!

My first sci-fi novel is also coming along in an interesting way.  I've been running it through the critique group ringer, especially since I've never written a sci-fi before, and it's nice to know I have a great group of writers who are willing to hold my hand through this scary journey.

When not writing, I've been playing around with Photoshop which I finally managed to get my hands on.  I'm too excited about having Photoshop back in my life.  It's taking me a bit to get back into the groove of it, but any little thing I do create, I'll be posting on my tumblr, so check it out and follow me if you have a tumblr of your own.  My first attempt at doing anything creative was an umbrella photoset because I love umbrellas.  Let me know what you think!