Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Hello strangers…I know it's been a while, but the good news is that I'm back. I've just…kind of been…trying to…maybe…avoid responsibilities…like blogging.

It's really easy to get out of the loop on things.

I skipped the A to Z Challenge, thinking I'd easily be able to come back in May, but…one thing led to another, and…it's not that I didn't have enough time, it's just I didn't really make time.

I'm taking a few classes over the summer (one of which I failed during 9th grade, so…so yeah…don't judge) which is making things very hectic. And then there's all this teen drama no one wants to get caught up in, so I'll spare you the details on that one. Oh and I got my wisdom teeth out last week.

The Inferiors, my sequel, is coming along alright, except I'm coming up against these brick walls which making things very difficult. I won't say too much about it, but it starts off in the Crystal City, and…well…maybe it isn't as perfect as it's made out to be. So Jaina's going through her issues there.

I think over the long period of time I was publishing, I sort of lost my connection with Jaina. The Inferiors starts four, long, tiresome months after From the Ashes, so she's grown more during that time. And the thing is, it's been five months since I've been published, and well…I've grown during that time. I guess she and I just need to spend some Author/Character bonding time together and see how we can work things out.

Other than that, though, I've been revising and writing a lot of poetry, which I may or may not end up sharing with you.

So yeah.

That's it for me.

What are you guys up to lately? I need to catch up.

–Jess 龍


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Jess! I won't judge.
Sometimes it takes a while to reconnect with a character. Take your time. You'll work it out and be back in the groove again.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

No judgement here. Just ease back into your writing routine and remember to have fun.

M Pax said...

Ouch on the wisdom teeth. Welcome back. Some things are more of a challenge for us, so no judging. It's great you're at it again.

Chuck said...

I'd be the last one to judge as I have been very hit and miss since the A-Z. Take care of your "stuff" and we will read as you post...however often!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jess, glad you're back! It's great that you're spending time creating and bonding with your characters. I missed out on A to Z too, just couldn't get it together in time. It happens. Don't put pressure on yourself to blog, you've got a lot on your plate so just check in whenever you can.

Well, since you asked what we're up to... I've given up writing my story as a proper full-length novel -- and started writing it as a character blog. If you'd like to read it LMK and I'll send you the link.

Hope you're having a great summer! :-)

The Pedestrian Writer

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! The best thing about having writer friends is that they always miss you when you're gone. ;) I have to get my wisdom teeth out soon and I'm definitely not looking forward to it. And good luck with your character / author bonding time. It's always worth it.

David P. King said...

Brick walls and writing go hand in hand, and all we have to do it push through it. We're that battering ram? :)

Bonnee Crawford said...

The author/character bonding might be good to help you guys reconnect. I hope you can spark things up with Jaina again soon and keep going with the sequel. Best of luck to you!

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