Hey, that title sounds like some sort of arthouse play, doesn’t it? Actually the Wayward is the name of a cafe here in Seattle (www.waywardcoffee.com) where I come sometimes. I only recently discovered it, but it’s a nice place so far. They seem to be major Firefly fans here, too.
For the moment, it’s Saturday and I’m taking a short break from doing a bit of book-marketing online to blog a bit. Marketing continues to take up more of my time than I’d like–or at least thinking about marketing and doing what I can about it. (No idea how effective I’ve been just yet, but I suppose every little bit helps.) I’d much rather be working on Legacy of Memory, but I suppose I’ve said that before.
Speaking of Legacy of Memory (the sequel to A Shadow in the Flames), I am making headway, if slowly at the moment. Right now, as I’ve been in an ASITF headspace for the past month or so, I’ve decided to reread what I’ve got of LoM just to refresh myself and recall various themes and character arcs. Of course I can’t help but make a few minor edits as I go. Minor tweaking is something that’s difficult to stop doing. I’ve purposely not reread the first book even after I got my printed copy because I’m sure I’d see something I want to change.
I’m pretty excited about book 2, even though it’s not done yet. I just think it’s a better book–not that the first book isn’t good, of course. It’s just that I can develop characters more and build on things from book 1 now that things are established. It’s also fun for me, as a storyteller, to take elements from book one that I’d purposely cooked for development later and do what I’d planned so long ago. I also think my writing skill has just plain improved a bit, as happens with most writers, so I’m necessarily more proud of this one. Now I just need to finish the first draft, do some major tweaking/editing/revising/etc., and…well, see how well I can get it to press. Then the process of writing book 3, looming on the horizon, shall begin. (If you’re curious, I’m currently thinking of Here Be Dragons for the title of that, though I originally had a different title in mine for Legacy of Memory, too, so that’s subject to change. And NO, I won’t tell you what I was originally going to call LoM. It…it wasn’t good.) 🙂
A Shadow in the Flames is now the #2 best-selling sci-fi book from VirtualBookworm.com! Thanks to everyone who’s helped get me there!