There are multiple purposes for this blog. First, I'd like to share with you how mental illness can interfere with or enhance the writer's life. Second, I want to explore a more disciplined approach to the writing life. This blog will hold me accountable as I navigate story throughout my battle with mental illness.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Alienus Tempus the Memoir Reboot

I have decided (once again) to work on my memoir. It is of the same name as the novel, Alienus Tempus.
That being the case, I will not have the first draft of Alienus Tempus the novel by the end of this year. Most of the
groundwork for the memoir has been completed for some time, but for a reason that now eludes me I decided to work
on the fictionalized version of my life, which would be the novel.
I guess sometimes I think that what has transpired in my life is so unbelievable that people would simply not believe
those things to have happened. Therefor, I thought that a "fictional autobiography" (aka... the novel) would be a better
medium. And though I do intend to finish the novel one day, for various reasons I cannot publicly disclose as of yet, I
am compelled to work on the memoir once again.
I have no definite time frame, though I hope to have if complete and publishable some time in March 2015.
I will be keeping the facebook page for Alienus Tempus the novel active as I definitely intend to finish in the future.
Soon, I will be creating a facebook page for Alienus Tempus the memior. I plan that page to be more active than the
novel page was. There will be several multimedia additions and excerpts to the page.
I will post the link when it is available.

I hope to see some of you there...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Clarion Write-a-Thon

I just joined the the Clarion annual Write-a-Thon. It begins Sunday, June 22 and runs for 6 weeks. It coincides with the actual physical Clarion Writer's Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers.

There are about 18 who actually are chosen from an application pool. When I'm published (eventually, I promise) I will be eligible for the actual workshop held at UC San Diego.

Please click on my profile and browse the site to see what it's all about. Then consider donating to the Clarion Writer's Workshop (through my profile) so that future students will be able to attend the workshop in San Diego. The fundraising goals will help those future workshoppers and will allow me to be eligible for certain gifts as well. If I raise $250 I get a critique from a Clarion graduate. I'm setting my goal at $100. If $20 is donated from my profile I can become part of a team of other Write-a-Thonners.

I have recently pledged to finish a first draft of my novel, Alienus Tempus, by the end of this year. If I can make my writing goal of 10,500 words, it'll be a great boost to accomplish that goal.

Hope you check out my profile and at least cheer me on through facebook. Thanks!