Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Writer's block

Have you ever read a book and figured, "hey, this book is pretty terrible. How did it get published?" and then feel that you could write something better? Well I have and a little over a year ago, I decided to do something about it. So I plotted out a clever little story and once I was satisfied, I started writing.

Fast forward a year and a bit and all I have to show for it is 40,000 words and 135 pages. When you have a million little things to do, writing takes a back seat to most activities. However, by sneaking in little bouts of typing here and there, I am happy to report that my novel is almost done. I have but a few more chapters to go before my first draft is complete and I cannot wait for the day. Until then, here is a brief "back cover"-type synopsis to whet your appetites.

A journey through the stars forces a gang of outcasts to stop an evil robot plan to annihilate all sentient life in the galaxy. Along the way, they inadvertently stumble upon the secret nature of time and destiny.