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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-11-07 07:03
Subject: [writing] Miscellaneous updatery
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Tags:books, escapement, stories, tourbillion, writing

Some updatery from the writing front. calendula_witch pointed out that Tourbillon really needed a grace note, so yesterday I wrote a brief epilog which provided more explicit story validation for various characters and plotlines, including most especially the two core protagonists. (Paolina and Boaz, for those of you who have read Escapement.)

I owe a couple of novellas, and would like to write a few short stories, probably starting this weekend. I am in serious discussion on two different collaborative novels, and preliminary discussion on a third. Each of those projects has distinctly different requirements, and I expect I’ll manage them in over the next year and a half or so, depending on contract status, overlapping schedules, etc. Once things are firmer, I’ll discuss in more detail.

Plus shortly I’ll begin outlining a fairly substantial space opera trilogy I hope to write in one big arc — a true trilogy, in other words, not three books in the same continuity. That will open a number of craft challenges for me, and force me to focus on being truly science fictional. The first of those challenges will be writing a much more robust and detailed outline than what I’ve been using up til now.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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User: tillyjane
Date: 2008-11-07 16:09 (UTC)
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Too bad you have nothing much to do! I enjoyed the Willamette Week interview. See you later, s
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Jeremy Tolbert
User: the_flea_king
Date: 2008-11-07 16:55 (UTC)
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Hmm, looking forward to seeing what you do with the Space Opera.
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User: spencimusprime
Date: 2008-11-07 19:58 (UTC)
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The space opera sounds cool, especially the format. I think the first book in a series usually needs a nice cliffhanger.

The rest... are you sure you aren't really three people?
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User: kaerfel
Date: 2008-11-08 01:20 (UTC)
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Congrats on finishing Tourbillon, and good luck with the other trilogy! Sequels and their ilk are one of my biggest writing hurdles, so it certainly sounds like a challenge. ;)
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