Saturday, August 07, 2010

In My Hands ... In My Head

Just back from Kinkos and feeling heady. It's just a rough draft for my own reading and editing purposes, but there is something very satisfying about physically holding your book in your hands.

Unfortunately, there are some formatting snafus - mine, not Kinkos'; when I converted it to a different typeface and size for printing, not all of it made the transition - but luckily, the size change took throughout, so it's legible (and not itty-bitty as my screen print is). I suspect a mixup with the italics, as the mindspeech throughout is in the old font, but there only appear to be a few sections in the rest.

Right now, feeling as if my favorite project is the "reality TV" one for the reason that it's been far too long since I wrote a comedy. I enjoy writing humorous stories; my sense of humor tends to sneak even into serious works. I have written an entire comic novel before - that's actually the one Luna requested to see the entirety of - and had a blast with it.

On the other hand, I have similar concerns as to when I started Scylla and Charybdis: while I write with humor, I don't consider the bulk of my writing to be comedy. (SaC's issue is it's scifi, while I typically write fantasy.) If I produce something that's different from my usual works and somehow strike gold, will it be hard to sell anything else? Very much putting the cart before the horse here, but I wouldn't want to get locked in.

My gut feel may change in a few days ...

1 comment:

Aubrie said...

That is neat to hold your book in your hands! :)