Saturday, September 26, 2009

Projects Abound!

I've started working on the intro chapter or two on Earthbound. A lot is bound to change, but it feels good to be writing again. This is not to say I haven't been writing.

Primarily, I've been working on an educational text. It's a series of short stories and activities for the elementary/middle school science curriculum. Except, rather than having boring nonfiction selections, it's all about super heroes and characters. It uses all the key points and has activities and plots that explains major science concepts. I hope to finish and publish it on lulu around december, if not earlier.

In the meantime, given time, I will work on both In-Roam 2 and Earthbound. More on them, especially IR2, at a later date and post!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What's the News?

So I've been tinkering around with this and that, getting little if anything real done, and I thought I'd post on here to let you know where I'm at.

Levi Justice, my co-writer/assistant for In-Roam, a sci-fi adventure about a crude misogynist, has finally gotten back online. He might want to push forward with our sequel ideas. I've got a stack of ideas, but whether or not we see eye-to-eye on everything, that's just something time will tell. I really hope to see him have an expanded role in this book. He was big in the first one, but not so much the rewrite, and this time I might let him have more say. It could be fun.

Personally, I'm still thinking a lot about earthbound. Maybe it's because young adult romance/action/fantasy is so big right now, or maybe I'm just ready for something new. Whatever I do, I want to make sure it's right. I don't want to waste this idea, because it's pretty decent. It's sort of in the realm of Buffy/Smallville/Witchblade/Twilight, I suppose, but different, as well. Struggling not to make it a mess of cliches, but also to make it interesting and appealing. Some of the old cliches are still fun, no matter how many times we've seen them. Boy meets girl, boy has hidden powers, girl needs protecting though she's actually a badass, otherworldly politics got you down, etc...

Look for something to spawn up soon, even if it's some educational materials. Yes, you heard me right. More on that later, if things pan out.