Starting at the End

When it comes to blogging on a regular basis, I often feel like one of the Weasley children” “Where have you been?  Beds empty! No note!” It’s been a couple of months since my last post, and I can say in answer to where have you been is–Mars.

Last I left y’all, the fast draft of INVISIBLE SUN was just finished. In the days that followed, I cleaned up the most egregious typos, made some global changes, noted new chapters that I discovered need writing and sent the very rough manuscript to my editor. She replied with equally global notes and set me on the task of cleaning up the story. Six weeks later, it’s back in her hands. While I await the next round of notes, I’m playing a writing game called Plan the Sequel to the Sequel.  One of the many things I learned writing Invisible Sun is that it’s a lot easier to write a sequel if there are little plot gems dropped into the previous book. These gems can be expanded into new story lines. It makes sense that if you know what the next sequel is going to be, you can drop some little gems in your current manuscript. That’s what I’ve decided to do now–plan the sequel to the sequel so that I know where the story will go. At this point, I know only how the sequel to the sequel will end, so I’m beginning at the end.  Does that make any sense?

In another post, I encouraged readers who had unanswered questions from Black Hole Sun to email those questions to me. I extend the offer again, one last time, for those of you who are dying to know about x or y or z. I can’t promise to answer all the questions (cause some are SEKRIT), but I’ll give it the ol’ Regulator try.

 

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