Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rough Draft complete!

Just wanted to say that I completed the rough draft of my latest novel today. On my birthday! Yea for me! This WIP is a YA SF at 64k. (This Work In Progress is a Young Adult novel with a sub-genre of Science Fiction. It comes in at 64,000 words).

Side note: we all love our jargon. Every group, every subculture, uses it's own terms and phrases to communicate with each other. Supposedly, this is for ease of communication. Acronyms save time and space, technical words are more precise. But really, this language is used to separate us from others. It allows us to connect with our group and identify who belongs and who doesn't. It makes us feel like we belong, like we are in some way special and distinct. And that feels good. So I use jargon to prove I belong, but I try to make sure that I don't use it to exclude anyone. If I ever start writing on this blog only for those on the inside, then I've definitely lost my way. Feel free to call me on it if you see that happening.


  1. Happy belated birthday! Stopped by to see if your "Fire & Ice" blogchain post was up yet. Best Wishes with all of your writing goals.

    1. Thanks! I have my Fire & Ice ready to go, just waiting for my turn.