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Sam Singer
24 March 2012 @ 05:53 pm
Ugh  
Haven't done much work on my WIP today.  I have the scene in my head but the character just won't talk to me.  If he doesn't decide to talk to me soon I'm afraid I'm going to lose some of my momentum of this story.  Granted, that might happen anyway because I have no idea what to do after this particular scene is finished up.  I know where I need to go, but no idea how to get there.  Its like parts of a map are missing.
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Sam Singer
23 March 2012 @ 12:09 pm
My new WIP had crossed 12,500 words.  Things are progressing slow but well.  I think I know how I want things to end for the couple(s) involved, but it isn't going to be easy for them.  Then again, love is rarely easy.  Hopefully it will all be worth it in the end.


 
 
 
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Sam Singer
19 March 2012 @ 06:18 pm
Cats or dogs-- which do you prefer, and why?
I've had both dogs and cats and I prefer cats.  They're a very low maintenance pet.  You don't have to walk them, or even really bathe them.  They can entertain themselves with just a crumpled up ball of paper or anything else lying around and they are quiet.  They're smart and have their own way of showing affection you just gotta know how to read them.
 
 
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Sam Singer
19 March 2012 @ 10:32 am
I've been working on a couple of scenes for my WIP.  Usually I write scenes one at a time as they come regardless of where they belong in the plot.  Now I've been waffling back and forth between two scenes that follow each other, along with working in a flashback.

The story is a little different than anything else I've written in the fact that its a genuine love triangle and I'm not seeing a happy ending for every character.  I'm also a little concerned about alienating readers because I'm pretty sure there is going to be infidelity in this story.  Some people may not like reading that but real relationships are messy and affairs happen.

In other news I'm planning a trip to visit my best buddy and go to the Gay Rodeo while I'm there.  I hate flying and its way to expensive so I'm planning on taking a train.  I'm hoping its going to be a good time.  I'm so excited about meeting my friend for the first time in about 2 years.
 
 
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Sam Singer
16 March 2012 @ 01:37 pm
So, I've been working on this new chapter intermittently today and yesterday.  Its slow going.  Like I said I'm just having a hard time with the heavy emotions in the last few scenes. 

I will say that now I seem to have a little more direction, where as before after I finished the scene and I'm working on and the one that follows I had no clue at all where I was going to go.  I can't say the direction is clear but it does give me some sort of a path ahead of me...a long angst riddled path.
 
 
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Sam Singer
15 March 2012 @ 04:16 pm
...but I can't.  I just can't seem to buckle down and make myself write today.  I have a couple of scenes that I should be working on but I just can't take another day of staring at a black Doc or at a Doc with a scene that I think needs work but I can't figure out what to add. I think part of it is that the scene I'm working on is dealing with some raw emotions.  The main character's parents have just been killed and I can't seem to accurately portray his grief.  That is probably because I have not suffered any great loss in my life, which I'm grateful for. I just want my characters to be real and relatable to the reader.  How can I do that if I have nothing do draw on? 

Ugh. 

In other news, isn't it against the law for it to be 80's in March?  I really don't like having to run my air conditioner in MARCH.

Still no e-mail from Dreamspinner Press with my edited novella.  Oh well I should go read through this scene again and see if inspiration strikes.   
 
 
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Sam Singer
13 March 2012 @ 07:41 pm
Its no secret I don't get the whole Facebook thing.  I like LJ, I understand LJ.  So I'll use LJ to make posts on Facebook.  I don't expect to get any comments but I don't care about that.  I'm trying to chronicle my journey as an author. 

So I have Eye of the Beholder coming put later this year.  I wrote that over the course of a week maybe two wayyyyy back in December.  Since then I haven't really written anything.  I don't know what's the problem.  I think I've burned myself out, which doesn't help when I'm trying to get this whole "career as an author" thing started.  I mean I have Reconnecting out but that's not exactly a bestseller on Amazon.  People are gonna forget about me before I even get my foot in the door.  :(

I love to write.  I need to write.  I've written since grade school.  It takes my mind off my own life and if I can't write I get, not exactly depressed, but just sorta down.  I have too much time to think about how much I hate my life instead of escaping into the worlds I create in my stories and novels.

I've tired the usual things to get myself writing again, look at pics of pretty men in various states of undress and looked at some of my favorite porn vids, but all that does nothing to give me a plot.  

I've had a couple of good ideas.  One was a historical novel but I scraped it because as much as i liked the idea I felt no real connection with the characters.  Then came another idea.  I like it.  I think it could be good.  I've written 5,500+ words on it but after the next two scenes I have no idea where to go with the plot.  Its going to be angsty and I can't guarantee all my characters a happy ending (which would be a first for me since I firmly believe in the HEA).   

I just don't know. 
 
 
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Sam Singer
13 March 2012 @ 03:51 pm
So I'm very anxious to get the edits back on my new novella.  Its over 15,600 words and full of mistakes I'm sure.  I know its supposed to enter the editing stage at some point this month so as a consequence I'm obsessively checking my email.  Expect a spastic post from me once I get the edits back.. :)

And of course I'm excited that it will get its own cover art!  All the covers on Dreamspinner are great so I can't wait to see what they do with my story.   

My first published short story can be found HERE.


 
 
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Sam Singer
13 February 2012 @ 01:16 pm
I got a little antsy and sent an email off the Dreamspinner to see when "Eye of the beholder would enter the editing stage.  My novella will begin being edited in March.  Can't wait!
 
 
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Sam Singer
13 January 2012 @ 04:05 am
I signed and sent back the Echosign contract to Dreamspinner a couple of days ago and just now got confirmation of receipt!  "Eye of the Beholder" is officially under contract to be released by Dreamspinner Press in June! 

Its all still unreal!!  I'm so excited!!!
 
 
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