Well, I loved getting the Twitter that the first script is done. Looks like the show is a reality in the making. Get more info and links and learn about Anne & Christopher Rice’s call for suggestions on who should play Lestat at my Vampire Chronicles TV Series page.
People need to eat. Authors need to breathe fire. The creative element needs to burn brightly. The muse blazes until finally it flickers in a hypnotic dance as the words flood onto the page. But once in a while, the author needs to refuel. One way we do that is by gathering together and feeding off each others’ flames.
This year I have fed twice at the font of the muses. Calliope, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, & Erato circled the poets while Melpomene and Thalia focused on the screenwriters and playwrights. Clio wandered between the non-fiction and fiction authors alike. Terpsichore and Urania sprinkled their inspiration around the group when movement or stars caught the authors’ fancy.
The first encounter was in Omaha at the Nebraska Writer’s Guild Spring Conference. It was delightful seeing friends that I had left behind when I moved to Wyoming. Feeling their spirit and listening to the classes and speakers helped rekindle the smoldering coals of my imagination. One of my best experiences was meeting Deidre Knight, agent extraordinaire. Owner of the Knight Agency, Deidre is an absolute delight. Of special interest to me was that she was heading to Italy for the summer. Having lived there, Italy holds a VERY special place in my heart. I will be sending Deidre a few chapters after they come back from the editor. Keeps fingers and arms crossed!
The second was in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. What a fabulous conference! The only problem was that it is so expensive there, you better not forget to bring your lunch. 🙂
We were treated to the most marvelous classes, speakers, and meeting with agents and writers. I had private meetings with three different published writers and one agent. Their feedback was helpful and got my fire burning at a much higher level. I discovered my book was actually two books. I have now divided the books and rewritten parts of the first book to complete it. This was an amazing experience. Everything suddenly made sense. The agent I met with told me that the book was ready for an editor. What a rush!
I finally had to do something. I had to have faith. It was time to move forward and quit waiting. So with full fire burning, I marched forward into the future, rekindled by the fire.
Your lifeblood bleeds onto the paper. The words flow and it is perfect. Then you start rereading. Version two. Version three. Sometimes you are correct grammar. Version five. Sometimes voice. Version seven. One time I was trying to get rid of all the passives that come from my speaking two foreign languages. I never realized how much they affect my thought pattern.
Ten times. I have written and rewritten this book ten times. Finally, it is ready for an editor. I have awaken with my character telling me, “You forgot! That would give me a headache. Write that down. Headache.”
I owe so much to my writing group. I left them behind in Omaha but they are with me in my heart. “Show, not tell.” I ripped out so much narration and made my character interact. They were lazy and now they live.
The journey isn’t over. It is really just beginning. Now, it is moving forward.
I am a writer. And, by the way, you want to read this book.
The interview is UP! And considering the barrage on my website today, none to soon. Tanya Huff is one popular author. A few even got a surprise peak because bots found the unlinked page and gave it away. Thanks to all and enjoy. Please leave comments to let Tanya know how loyal her fans are.
Click here for the direct link to the page but be sure to enjoy the whole website.
This interview is for you if you are a fan or an author. There is even some exciting news for fans of her Blood series. (You know Blood Ties.) Although you will still have to be patient.
Hope to have the transcript up today.
Tanya Huff’s Interview will be on July 28 at 1:00 PM EDT. Tanya is the author of the Blood Books, the basis for the television series Blood Ties, The Wizard Crystal series, the Quarters series, the Keeper’s Chronicles series, the Valor Confederation series, the Smoke Trilogy, the Enchantment Emporium series, five printed short story collections, five eCollections, and several stand-alone novels and short stories.
Check out my webpage dedicated to Tanya Huff for information about her. After the interview, the transcript link will be posted on that page.
Questions for Tanya may be submitted through this website or to my twitter account: @JeannieMusick
Tanya Huff, the author of the Blood Books, will be my interview for July 2015. The television series Blood Ties was based on the Blood Books. Tanya has also written numerous other fantasy series. As an author, she offers a ripe field for questions. She has steadily produced at least one to two books yearly, managing to write multiple series at the same time. She has sold one series to television and has been involved in its production. She creates worlds.
I will announce the date shortly, however, it will be near the end of July, so please post questions within the next couple of weeks.
As a special thank you for your wonderful support of my website, I am posting the Prologue for my book Lilith: Book of Genesis. It will be up for a limited time. Please enjoy and pass the opportunity on to your friends. Comments are appreciated! Spread the word. Follow me on Facebook and Sign up on my website. But above all, come read the Prologue!
Drop by and read the interview with Kyle Schmid, the actor behind Henry Fitzroy of Blood Ties and Henry Durham of Being Human.
No, I haven’t forgotten! Kyle has been extremely busy and I am still waiting for his final comments before I post our interview. I hope to have them within the next couple of days. So stay tuned! I will post as soon as they are available. Thanks for checking in.
This month’s guest is Kyle Schmid. Be sure and stop by his page to leave questions.
I’m excited to announce my August interview will be with Kyle Schmid. Many of you may know Mr. Schmid from Blood Ties and Being Human. Any questions that you would like to submit for consideration need to be received no later than August 15th so that I can review them and get them to Mr. Schmid. This interview will be through email as he is currently in production so I am grateful that he is willing to take the time to answer questions. Again the cutoff is August 15th so get your questions in before then.
I have posted the first three sections of Chapter Two of Lilith: Book of Genesis on my website. I’ve switched things around so you can post comments with the manuscript. The benefit of following the website is you get to read the books as I finish the last editing prior to sending it to the editor. Your comments are really important so please share. They won’t appear immediately because I have software that works to filter out spam so they go through an approval to make sure the software is working properly. But all real comments will appear.
Thanks for all the support and please share the site with friends. Now is the time to read it for FREE.
The Interview and Audio from Christopher Farnsworth’s Interview have both been posted. Thanks for the patience and understanding while I was sick. The interview is really interesting. Chris is a fascinating and intelligent individual. Be sure and turn in to find out what is behind Nathaniel Cade and to get some gets tips for authors.
My interview with Christopher Farnsworth is available in audio now. The transcript will be available by Saturday evening. The wait is worth it. We had a great interview both for vampire fans and for writers. He had great insight and advice for new writers as well as fascinating insight into the world of Nathaniel Cade – The President’s Vampire. So go on and hear what he has to say. And be sure to pick up his books. Cause we tried REALLY hard to leave out the spoilers.