Hello everyone, sorry I have been away for a while. I am deep into writing new work, and right here I will explain more.
With my first science fiction novel being published late last year I have been involved with the promoting of it in some bookshops, venues, and across various social media such as facebook, twitter, etc. Over on Goodreads, I have been recently spending more time there and a fellow new author friend recently suggested I take part in this new Blog-Hop tour happening. The author was Shari Sakurai, a great female author who writes a mix of horror/science fiction/fantasy, such books as Demon’s Blood and Perfect World. Visit her website http://www.sharisakurai.com to know more.
Here we go with The Writing Process Blog Hop then…
What am I currently writing?
I am at present working on my next full length science fiction novel. It is not a sequel to Orbital Kin (though I do have some notes for two books which would possibly be connected to the Orbital Kin story). This new novel manuscript does have similarities, though it is mostly set in space and between planets and space stations. There will be more than just human beings in the tale, more characters and wider scope and scale than Orbital Kin, or that is how seems currently.
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
I hope that my work-specifically my science fiction like Orbital Kin and this new novel-differs from other SF fiction because of my focus on characters-their emotions, connections to each other and to the plot, and my direction so far of drawing up my influences of classic science fiction all the way from Verne and HG Wells, to Heinlein, Frank Herbert, William Gibson, and tv sci-fi to even elements outside of the genre.
Why do I write what I do?
I continue to write science fiction (and horror and other kinds of fiction) because of my own strong passion and fascination, love and interest in the extreme wide variety, imagination and creative storytelling of some of the best and my favourite authors. People often say SF is about ideas, exploring and imagining our future, which is very fun, interesting. With horror stories, it can also be about exploring fear, psychology in individuals and society-both things very relevant creatively I think.
How does my writing process work?
This new SF novel is actually the fourth I have written, as well as many dozens of short stories and a handful of novellas. Over the last two or three years now I see more of a distinct routine, a pattern to my writing, especially with full novels. With this new one, I took one of a few ideas I had, worked at it for a few weeks making notes on the plot, characters and more. With basic but focused plot structure I then just go right for it. I write long hand for the first draft, and then write and type over the next few drafts mostly.
There we have it. Hope that might be interesting, I will possibly post up more about my new SF novel in the next few months as I continue writing it.
Next here, I will send the Blog-Hop challenge out to three other indie authors I know on goodreads-
K.C. Finn-U.K. based author of young adult urban fantasy/science fiction and more, including- ‘The Mind’s Eye’ and ‘Atomic Circus’ http://www.kcfinn.com
C.V.Hunt-U.S. based author of dark fantasy, magical and ‘bizarro’ horror/fantasy fiction such as ‘Last Woman on Earth’ and ‘Danse Macabre’ http://www.authorcvhunt.com
Noreen Cosper- U.S. based author of magical mythology, horror fantasy tales including ‘The Flower of Hell’ and ‘A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organisation #1)’
-find her profile/blog/website details on goodreads