Thursday, January 7, 2016

First Step Is Admitting You Have A Problem...

I was reading an article on the web a few days ago that asks when a writer should begin to consider themselves to be "authors". I admit, I still don't. However, I can admit that I have become a bit obsessed with storytelling.


Aurora & Book Five

- I spent yesterday listening to my rock playlist in order to get into the mood to write "Sire". It takes a certain mindset to be inside of Silas' head and it isn't very pretty. However, I think that my last chapter feels more like the Silas we grew to hate in Everealm and I can't deny that nasty villains keep the story interesting.
- Just started Chapter Thirteen!
- I've begun narrowing down a photo for the cover of Book #5. I've also started thinking about a name for the fifth book, but one hasn't come to me yet.

Playlist for today:

~ Little Mix - Secret Love Song (New favorite song!)
~ Taylor Swift - Out of the Woods
~ Cold War Kids - First
~ Allure - All Cried Out
~ Alanis Morissette - Right Through You
~ Led Zepplin - Black Dog
~ Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love
~ Taking Back Sunday - New American Classic
~ Adele - Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Yes, I know. I have a strange taste in music. I was actually listening to oldies earlier, too. "He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good..."

Next Series

- I need to name this series soon because I've already gotten half of it outlined. This one looks to be four books.
- I have been considering the covers for this series and I think I will stick with something celestial/magic themed, instead of gowns like I've used for the Everealm Series.
- For genre classification, I have changed my mind and this will not be a strict YA series, after all. I enjoy writing intimacy between my characters and having the freedom to show a little gore when necessary (life isn't always pretty). I originally wanted to stick with a cleaner YA because I wanted to give my daughters a series to read when they get a bit older, however, this won't be that series. I will just have to write another one for them, later on. :)
- If all goes smoothly with the last two books of the Everealm Series, I will be working on this series before the year has ended. The time jump (8 or 10 yrs) may be staggering for some readers, especially when you realize that Sarita and Gabby will be adults then, with adult-like thoughts and activities... hint-hint... Though, if I can get past it, you can, too! ;)

That's all for now. I'm off to continue Chapter 13 of Aurora!


Rekha Ravikumar said...

I know I'm not supposed to be reading anything beyond YA but I can't just not read the new series about Sarita and Gabby so I. Cannot. Wait!

J.D. Wright said...

It will be pretty much the same as the Everealm Series as far as the amount of intimacy/violence. I was going to make it cleaner but I just can't bring myself to do it. LOL!

Hadassah Harper said...

Ooooh! I have yet to hear Secret Love Song, but I love Little Mix. I love that you move so quickly in your writing. That motivation is hard to obtain, but easy to lose.
LOL yeah, your daughters will have to wait a little longer. Looking forward to your new series, LOVING Blood Moon BTW! ♥

J.D. Wright said...

I recommend Secret Love Song Part II, instead of Part 1. It is much more emotional and very inspirational for writing. I do feel guilty for writing all of the time but I keep telling myself to write while it's fresh in my mind because I might forget stuff if I wait. :)

Hadassah Harper said...

I've just died - Both are amazing! Its making me think of someone I shouldn't O.O a best guy friend, one that I crushed on for too long.

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