Feed by Mira Grant
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Feed by Mira Grant
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I think that I took too much time off of writing. I didn’t mean to but it just kind of happened. It’s been long enough that I don’t feel connected enough to any of my stories that I can write even a simple 250 words for a snapshot of the life of a single character. I’ve been a neglectful writer. I have a list of stories that are in various stages of writing: mostly finished first draft, partly finished first draft, fully outlined, bare bones outlined, fleshed out idea, and one sentence story concept. I think that I need to change how I write to be more effective and more focused. I’ve developed a method to try that I know will work better than the flailing I have been doing. Changing how I write will be hard work but I know that I will come out on the other side as a better and more consistent writer. I may write with an outline but in effect, I’ve still been a “pantser”. I’ve learned from NaNoWriMo that I can write a novel in a month but I need to fine tune my writing process so that after a month, I can still be writing and working on the novel. I know that spending more time in advance building the characters and the world will make writing flow easier for me even though the temptation for me is to just envision a concept and sit down to write while it is still shiny and new. I’ve been a neglectful writer and I know that I can do better.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ace Books, Reissue Edition June 2006
The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century, and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who has emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized beyond belief.
Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.
Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.