I can tell when I've really pushed the envelope of my own boundaries as far as what I'm willing to do to a character. I will actually have a hard time facing up to it, for some weeks. I might find myself shying away from writing details. And what I do write is generally the character going through grief reactions: shame, anger, self-pity, etc.
Eventually I will realize I have worked it out, and then I have to go back in and add strength to the character. Nobody wants to read a bunch of crying, lashing out, pity and horror without at least a good dollop of fortitude. But sometimes I need time to find that fortitude myself.
It's a good illustration, to me, of how stories help us to learn how to cope with being human.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Dark Metropolis now has an official release date:
June 17th, 2014! Whee!!
It is now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Metropolis-Jaclyn-Dolamore/dp/142316332X/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1381272634&sr=8-5&keywords=jaclyn+dolamore
And in the publisher's catalog: http://edelweiss.abovethetreeline.com/ProductDetailPage.aspx?sequence=44&group=catalog&mailingID=0&mailingGroupID=0&catalogID=120359&org=&sku=142316332X (Which has a more involved synopsis and a wee excerpt.)
And I am told that ARCs will be printed soon. Although this is my fourth book, seeing these little signs of a book creeping out into the world are just as exciting as ever.