It's been too long since I last posted. Up until a few hours ago, I had nothing new to post about. Now, however... :-)
Firstly, what do you think to the new background image? It's a photie of a page of my marked up Solus manuscript. Given the name of my blog, it seemed apt. It started off a bit wonky and the wrong colour, but thanks to Irfanview and Picasa, I'm now pretty happy with it.
Secondly, I started a new WIP!
It's a comedy about a man who discovers he has (rather limited) control over time, and is then recruited by an agency that isn't as it seems...
I'm a little nervous about how this one will turn out, as it's new territory in two ways; it hangs on my ability to be funny, and it's in first person.
While I have done both of these before (Gumshoe, for instance), I've never attempted to do both in a longer piece. It's easy to be funny for a few thousand words, but once you get past four digits, I find it gets harder.
(I'm sure some of you are thinking, "But Adam, your word counter says your sequel to Reaper is currently 52k and growing," but that's humour as a secondary genre. I want it to be the primary genre in this new project. I want people to read it with tears of laughter streaming down their face.)
The other thing is writing in first person. While I have written in it, I find it more difficult than third. I like the distance third offers, and the ability to jump from character to character. First is right in the character's head, behind their eyes. The story calls for first though, so first it shall be.
Despite the worries I have, though, I'm very much looking forward to writing it. I just know the edits will be a bugger!
In other news -
- My edits for Solus are still coming along. I'm not intending to let my new WIP to slow them down any, either.
- Poppy has a new trick. When she wants to play, but Dream is sleeping, she walks over and barks in her ear. Evil.
- Thanks to a new bathroom being fitted, I haven't washed my hair since Wednesday. The sealant is good to go by Sunday (tomorrow) morning, THANK GOD.
- I'm very tired.