Writer’s Something

I love trying to be a writer.  I have all kinds of ideas, but getting them on paper (or on screen, these days) is not always my forte.  I have a blog post I’ve been working on since April. It’s more history about the witchery of the Americas, and specifically Central and South America witchery. I’ve got a pretty clear idea of what I want it to say, but I can’t get make the words work, and it’s very frustrating.

I was very inspired after seeing Iron Maiden earlier this month.  (First to the Barrier!)  Anyways, Eddie (their mascot) is Mayan this time, and their stage is pyramids and jungle and just very cool.  So my head is full of the imagery and it’s very in line with what I’m trying to write. Alas, the concert afterglow did not knock any words loose.  (Picture attached to show the some of the set – not to brag about how close I was.)

Maiden

So, my apologies for a whiny blog.  If I get this finished, I’ll post it immediately. Because I’m afraid if I don’t, it will disappear into the ether.

 Sid says: Sometimes, the words just won’t come. It doesn’t mean you’re blocked, or that the idea isn’t a good one; mostly it means that it’s just not the right time. I’m with both Mickie and James on this one – I’ve been trying to write the blog about the water supernaturals of PCEarth for six months. As you saw with the May blog, the words just wouldn’t come. Part of the issue may be that we’re wrapping up the first trilogy, so we’re tying off loose ends, cleaning up, doing synopses, dealing with the website, etc. – the business portion of writing – and not actually writing, which means we’re not living in PCEarth at the moment, like we do when we’re in novel-writing mode. Or there’s the fact that we’re putting so much work into these stories, but we’re putting an equal amount of work into creating a rich, diverse, living world for these stories to exist in, and creation is difficult, exhausting work. Even God/Gaia/the gods (pick your pantheon) took a break on the 7th day, after all.

James says:  This resonates so much with me.  I love writing; it’s one of my favorite things to do.  But sometimes the words just aren’t there no matter how much I push the ol’ brain cells.  I have had to step back from the historical witch biographies because so much work on side projects can drain you.  And then, there’s the fact that sometimes writing is just plain hard!

A great quote I read once applies:  “Writing is easy.  All you do is stare at a blank computer screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.”

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6/28/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write

We skyped, we had some discussion of the second trilogy, but we all seem to be having difficulties with the words these days. We took a vote, and decided that we will concentrate on wrapping up the first trilogy and getting it ready to pitch. We’re not abandoning all discussion of the second trilogy, but we are changing our focus. We feel that splitting our attention isn’t helping us either complete the first trilogy or begin the second.

So the next few weeks will see an intense concentration on getting the Shaman, Water, Bard Trilogy pitch-ready. Mickie is putting the finishing touches on Charlie’s Web. James is finalizing the timeline for Jasper’s Song and making a couple of final manuscript tweaks. Sid will also be tweaking Cursebreaker’s Dance and making an attempt at beginning a trilogy synopsis.

Wish us luck!

6/14/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write

So long without an update, and there is so much happening. I’m very sorry about the gap, but life sometimes gets in the way of things.

First – Imzy has shut down. I loved the platform, as it was so incredibly easy to share/cross-post across all social media from Imzy. However, it seems not as many people appreciated the site as much as I did. So we PCAuthors have been in discussions about how/what to do to fill the gap, as manually posting to each and every social media site is tedious and frankly, if we spend all our time updating social media, the next trilogy isn’t going to get written.

Second – the blog site has been substantially re-worked. We’ve added pages for our author identities (as well as cartoon “photographs” of the authors!), pages for the series, the separate trilogies, and the individual books in a cascading format. We’ve added an FAQ page, a links page for our other other projects, as well as a links page for other authors/websites we find interesting or entertaining. Some content has been updated, and we are working at getting the other pages updated with good stuff for you!*

Third – We’ve decided to consolidate all content on our blog space, with an eye to upgrading the blog site to a full website soon. We are in discussion as to timelines, content, and planning for this event.

Fourth – directly related to the Third event above, we’ve added a new static home page that gives some background on what we’re doing, and there is a new page for the actual posts, pretty self-explanatorily titled “Blog”. These updates will appear under the new category (also self-explanatory) “Update” and will appear in note format rather than a formal post format.

Fifth – we are actually working on finalizing the Shaman, Water, Bard Trilogy and are busily plotting the Ortho, Siren, Were Trilogy. Part of the finalization of the Shaman, Water. Bard Trilogy includes synopses, because we are also putting together our pitch package. We hope to begin pitching at summer’s end…at about the time we actually start writing the Ortho, Siren, Were Trilogy.

*If you have any questions, drop us a line in the comments and we’ll add them to our FAQ page. It’s a bit sparse right now.

One Night At The Dock

Apologies for the late May blog.

This isn’t the blog I intended to write for May. I wanted to write about the Water Deva.

They disagreed.

They’re not ready to be publicly acknowledged.*

*Translation: the blog post is giving me fits. I will conquer, but not this month. Obviously. 😠

So instead of continuing the series of articles about the supernatural inhabitants of PCEarth, for May we have a teaser vignette for the Ortho, Siren, Were Trilogy, which will be books four, five, and six* of the Perfect Coven Series.

* the next books are:

  • Perfect Coven 4: Chloe’s Quest
  • Perfect Coven 5: Siren’s Secret
  • Perfect Coven 6: Cat’s Cradle

–ONE NIGHT AT THE DOCK– Continue reading