Monday, March 11, 2013
Share my ideas? Are you CRAZY?
What a fascinating subject this is for me. When should I share my stories? My ideas?
The picture above tells you what my id has to say about that notion. I'm inherently greedy when it comes to my ideas. Not because I think someone will steal them, but because for me the ideas often lose their power once I've shared them.
For the longest time I had no idea what to say to anyone about what I was working on. Eventually I learned to compromise with my inner-Smeagol. I learned the art of the fast-pitch. I would share what a book was a bout in the form of a teaser:
What's UNDER THE OVERTREE about?
Puberty and monsters and whether or not there's a difference.
What's SERENITY FALLS about?
Well, it's a trilogy about a three-hundred year old curse coming to fruition.
If anyone wanted to know after that, I could normally give a little more without confusing myself and my muse too much. Trust me on this: confused muses cause endless grief.
I've gotten better in time. Honest I have. I no longer have to force the words from my mouth when someone asks what I'm working on. I usually have a quick answer ready when I'm asked.
What am I working on? The sequel to SEVEN FORGES. What's it about? A war between humans and something that was human once. Also I'm working on a top secret project, a werewolf short story, the sequel to Bloodstained Oz, called Bloodstained Neverland, and a few other short stories due out by the end of the year. No, I can't talk about the secret project. That's why it's secret.
I can tell a little something, but more than that and I start to hem and haw. I suppose you could say I'm like a greedy cook. I don;t want anyone to taste what I'm cooking until it's basically finished.
Unless I have to write a proposal, which is its own special kind of hell.
James A. Moore
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.