The manuscripts for book 2 and book 3 of The Anima Trilogy are back from The Editor, which means we are one critical step closer to publishing! Over the next couple months, I will be finalizing edits, formatting, and perfecting covers. I am so excited to continue this story and can’t wait to let you guys know more details about release dates! Stay tuned for more updates!
Sometimes, I have scenes spontaneously appear in my mind that replay consistently throughout the day. I don’t know the characters, I don’t know the story, but a distinct bit of dialogue, a feeling, a circumstance. Now, I’ve written here on my blog before that I don’t believe writing has any magical aspect to it–I still don’t. So, these scenes must sprout from my subconscious.
The thing is, I like making up theoretical situations and having characters act on opposing sides, then seeing where the conversation goes. What can motivate those opinions? What sort of justifications can those characters make up to support their actions?
But I’m not talking about these moments of writing–or rather of thinking. I’m talking about these scenes that spontaneously pop into my head, those which I haven’t purposefully pursued.
Human nature has always fascinated me. In high school, I took all the psychology classes that were offered, and eventually double majored in it with creative writing at university.
Why does anyone do anything? As a writer, that’s a critical question, since a character has to be motivated, even if it’s a basic desire, such as hunger. I guess my curiosity branched from myself, then outward.
But still, these scenes that come unprovoked. Are these questions that I’m too afraid to approach head-on? The goal to these isn’t to find an answer, but to explore motivation. So then, are these the unjustifiable motivations that irk me?
I don’t know. All I know is that these unprompted scenes are the ones that tend to stick with me and demand to be written, and I listen.
What about other writers out there? Have you ever had a similar experience with scenes coming unbidden?
March 6th PREMONITION will be available in both Kindle and paperback on Amazon!
Guys, exciting things are happening! For the past few weeks, I’ve been working with a cover designer for the first novel of the Anima Trilogy! Yay! I can’t wait to do a cover reveal once it’s done, sometime in the very near future.
With the cover almost ready to go, I can start seriously considering an exact date for release! I’ve had in my mind March, but hadn’t picked a date because I didn’t want to say one and then not be able to deliver. But now . . .
**UPDATE: February 20th
I am no longer looking for ARCs! Thank you to all those who signed up to get one!
An ARC is an advanced copy reader. The best way to help any self-published author is by giving them a review, especially on sites such as Amazon, where reviews help the book get exposure (there’s a whole formula). So, if you’d like to get an advanced copy of my debut novel in exchange for a review on Amazon, please fill out this form, and I will be forever grateful!