Tuesday, January 16, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 12: Themes

Sorry this is so late, you guys, but I have been exceptionally sick the past few days. I don't necessarily think it's the flu, but ugh, I feel absolutely awful. I'm going to try and get caught up today, but if I don't ... well, apologies.

Anyway, I know I said on the last challenge that I liked the novella series format because you can explore a lot of different themes that you might not be able to do in a novel due to the length, and I stand by that. In The Legion, I want to be as diverse and progressive as Brooklyn 99*, as epic in scope as Battlestar Galactica, and as deeply engrossing as Mass Effect. I want to discuss divisive issues like consent and homelessness, sexuality and revenge, sacrifice and love. I have a big task ahead of me, but it is something I feel compelled to do.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 11: Novel v Novella

I've been teetering and tottering back and forth on whether or not I should write novels or novellas, or hell, even novelettes for a ridiculous number of reasons, and even as we speak - well, as I type - I'm not 100% sure which I'm going to go with. Both have their merits, and honestly, I'd like to think that I'm excellent at both, but LOL yeah, that won't be an accurate statement.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

31 Day The Legion Challenge, Day 10: Cover Ideas

The covers of my novellas are both the most exciting and the most daunting of tasks. Of course, I could hire someone, I suppose, but ... well, I'm poor. So a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

31 Day The Legion Challenge, Day 9: Favorite People

Based on yesterday's post, you might suspect that I'd be choosing the Torchi as my favorite people, but oh ho, you would be incorrect. The Torchi are definitely up there on my favorites list - I spent as much time creating the Torchi as I did the actual place - but they're not my #1. That goes to the Amir'Chavi.

Monday, January 8, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 8: Favorite Location

Yayyyyy, it's a topic I don't have to be vague about!!! It's actually kind of helpful to set up the first novella here because, despite the entire series spanning the entire continent, it's the first place the readers visit that just happens to be my favorite location.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 7: Favorite Arc

Dammit. Dammit dammit dammit. I have to be vague again. Why didn't I just do this about the first arc? Well, too late to rewrite the challenge now, I suppose, and that means this post is basically bullshit. But whatever, I have to write something about it, so ...

Saturday, January 6, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 6: Favorite Villain

Oooooh, this one is actually kind of tough to do, too, because ... well, spoilers. Again. Dammit, I obviously didn't think this through. The first six days have essentially been, "Well, guys, I can't tell you much, but I looooove this particular thing," and that's not really going to change today. Sorry?

Friday, January 5, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 5: Favorite Minor Character

Back when I worked for the state of Tennessee, I had to train for about three months on policy, the system, state and federal laws, etc., and to do this, there was a training program that had fake people and their situations. Boy howdy, was that super fun. But one good thing about going through all of that was I found awesome names to use for my characters. And Viji was one of them. I can talk a bit more about Viji than I could about Calder or Hara, so be prepared for a bit longer of a post today. Hurrah? I'm going with hurrah.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 4: Favorite Character to Write

As I look back through my various challenges to see my favorite characters, I have noticed a trend. You've got Anya, the outspoken ex-demon who just spouts whatever comes to her brain first, then Starbuck, the troubled yet brilliant Viper jockey who just spouts whatever comes to her brain first, then Grunt, the powerful krogan avatar perfection that he is and who just spouts whatever comes to his brain first ... I think you're seeing what I'm seeing. And my favorite character to write definitely fits that same bill.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

31 Day Challenge: The Legion, Day 3: Least Favorite Character

I know I said, just yesterday, that my characters are kind of like my children. And really, they are: little, ethereal children with their own personalities and wants and needs and weird obsessions. I'm not an actual parent - unless you count being a cat mom - but I've heard from most parents that, yes, while you love all of your children, you definitely have your favorites, which implies that you also have your least favorites. And hoo boy, do I have a least favorite.

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