Monday, April 07, 2008

My Interview is now up at Manic Readers.
Find it here: (J.K Coi Interview)


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The story I've been working on these last few weeks is almost finished! When it's done, it should be about 23,000 words, which is a perfect length for a novella. I'm excited for three reasons: because I love when a plot comes together, because the characters have become so dear to me, and because it means that soon I'll be going back to my Immortals to tell Alric's story.

This novella (no title still) was something I started writing on the fly just because I needed a break from the Immortals--Part of me hates to say that because I love them so much, but it's been almost two and a half years non-stop of writing their stories. So this new story was supposed to be fun and light-hearted and just long enough to jump start my creative juices again, since I'd been feeling a little overwhelmed and tired.

If I was so tired, you'd think I would have just turned off the computer for a few days, or a few weeks even, right? But no, I'm not really wired that way. I can't just turn it all off. Even if I'm blocked in one project, I always have three or four other things ruminating down somewhere in the dark corners of my brain, and this was a chance for me to let one of them come up into the light. And I'm so glad that I did.

What I really needed was just to change focus and take the attention away from the thing that was causing my block. I think that the mental process of working on something that was flowing more smoothly and felt good, will help me to approach Alric's book again with a fresh perspective and a little more confidence.

Now that the novella is almost finished, I really like how it turned out. It's not as light-hearted as I originally set out to write it--I don't think I can do comedy. But Sarah is a fabulously sarcastic creature and Dorian just makes you want to drool over the keyboard. I hope everyone will love these two as much as I do, and I'm glad I took the time to tell their story (I'm already thinking of a sequel, LOL).

Manic Readers In the meantime, please come review my Author's Page at Manic Readers (J.K Coi at ManicReaders.com), and look there soon for my interview with them.

12 comments:

Kelly Krysten said...

Nice writer page. And I can't wait to read the novella!

J.K. Coi said...

Thanks Kelly. Hopefully it gets picked up!!

Kelly Krysten said...

Is it the one about the Daemon slayer? Because that one sounded awesome. If not you're so talented it's bound to get picked up.

J.K. Coi said...

Yes, that's the one. Slayers slaying, daemons dying. I love it! And have I mentioned that the hero, Dorian, OMG he's hot!

Elyssa Papa said...

You are such a fast writer! Congrats on almost finishing it... you better send it my way when you're done. *pointed look* *g*

Kelly Krysten said...

If I give a 'pointed look' here can I get a copy,too.lol.

Maggie Robinson said...

I've loved the snippets I've read. I do what you do, too---it's kind of like cleansing the palate in between the main meal.

Maggie Robinson said...

And what a cutie you are, Kris! Nice picture.

J.K. Coi said...

Golly thanks, Maggie *blush*

Tiffany Kenzie said...

Almost done. It seriously feels like yesterday that you started it.

Now finish it, send it off to your very lovely crit partners and tell Alric's story!

I'm not too demanding am I?

J.K. Coi said...

LOL, Tiffany. I love it when you're demanding!

Amy Ruttan said...

Congrats on the interview.