I suppose you are all wondering what I have been doing with myself lately. I’ve spoken about writing and my inspiritaion lately, but not really what I’ve been working on.
Well, sorry to dissapoint most of you folks, but it’s not the next Grover Cleveland Academy novel. Don’t worry, Rahab’s adventures will continue, but I’m not writing on that right now.
I’ve moved on to higher fantasy.
I haven’t spoken about Pocatello on here in a long time (like over a year), and I know you probably weren’t listening or caring when I did, so I think it is time to revisit it. Pocatello is my fantasy world. It began to form in my mind as a very young child when I for some strange reason pretended to be from a mythical country called Northeast Umberland. From there it has grown to include many other countries and is now populated by gryphons, unicorns, and maybe even the occasional dragon.
The story that I’m working on is called City of Orphans. I’m both very excited and very intimidated to write this novel. Intimidated because I know that it needs a lot of work, and excited because I think you will like my characters. Well, I hope you’ll like them, anyway.
I’m planning on getting it published sometime soon. Soon-ish. It is becoming more and more evident to me that I need a lot of practice at this writing thing, especially with something that isn’t set in the angsty halls of high school.
Right now I have a wonderful writing coach, who also happens to be my boss, Aaron Pogue. He is pointing out my flaws and making sure I take his advice. It is good, and I appreciate his feedback, but unfortunately it is taking longer than I thought it would.
I hope to have something to share with you soon. Pocatello is a big place, and there is so much more to tell you than just the story regarding the legendary (wait for it) City of Orphans.
For now, however, you will have to make due with inspecting the map of Pocatello and wondering what could be going on down there.
Also, if you haven’t had a chance to check out our A Consortium of Worlds magazines yet, I recommend you check out a copy of Volume 1 or Volume 2. Volume 3 will be released soon, and there will be a story from Pocatello in it!
Happy reading, everybody!
Yay! I’m glad it’s going well, even if it’s taking longer than you thought it would. Can’t wait to read it!