Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Traffic Increase / This Blog Entry Is Spoiler-Free.

Happy Wednesday my friends, fans and theriopolitans!  It's great to be back on task with the book and to provide some updates for you.

First off, I wanted to say that I don't know how or why, but over the last week it seems visits to this blog have been as high every day as they usually are on Wednesdays when I post stuff.  That's a pretty crazy uptick in traffic.  So if you're new to the site (or just my mom hitting "refresh" on repeat every day), welcome!  This is the portal to my upcoming book, which is a sci-fi novel about mankind's 30,000 remnants living in cities which are built atop 1,500-foot-tall roaming colossi/kaiju.  Please feel free to familiarize yourself with the first ~20% of the book by reading "Timeshare," which is right here clicky clicky.  Enjoy!

Moving on, I wanted to take a moment to talk about the next couple months on this blog.  I'm getting closer to the end of the manuscript every week, which means I'm starting to write major character deaths, plot points, surprise settings and so on.  This is great because it means I'm progressing nicely through the novel, but it comes at the cost of not being able to discuss a lot of what I'm working on. You know what I mean:  "Oh, I just wrote this huge climactic scene where _____ confronts _____ about _____ and so _____ tries to kill _____..."  So starting this week and headed forward, I'm going to do my best to continue providing intriguing insight into and content about the book.  Please forgive me if it seems a little skimpy here and there, but again, it's all for your benefit.

This past weekend, my wife took our daughter to the National Zoo in downtown DC, so I had Saturday to work.  I spent several hours working on an intense couple of scenes I can't go into for spoiler purposes, but here's something cool.  I got to spend some time in Google Maps looking at the streets and interstates of Miami and Miami Beach, which will be incorporated realistically into this novel.  Also, by the end of the chapter I'm currently writing, the main story will have taken place over a full three months, which is cool.  My hopes with using the titans as homes and as transportation were that it would lead to a protracted length of time.  I didn't want anything solved in a week because it would be too easy, too quick and it wouldn't lend itself to the larger scope of the story and the setting that I'm attempting to convey.

Okay!  That's enough for now.  Hopefully next week I'll be able to give you something more concrete, but until then, stay tuned!

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