Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm back


after a long time without Internet I am now returning. I started my new project and finished the second scene. Yesterday, we celebrated the confirmation of my eldest daughter and although it was a lot of work it also was fun.

I am planning on writing roughly 1000 words of "Amadi" and two pages of the translation of "Victor's Rage" a day, excluding weekends and Tuesdays. After all, I have a family to look after. Also, my homepage will get a major site overhaul in the near future which might take away some writing time.

The first part of "Amadi" will tell the story of a foundling girl who becomes a member of the guild of thieves in a male dominated world (in a 1001 Arabian Nights Setting) to find out who killed her beloved teacher.

Also, I found two interesting quizzes on the net. With the first one you can find out what kind of reading personality you are (I am all four in equal measures but I already suspected that). In the second you find out whick book you would be if you were turned into one (I am "Timeline" by Michael Crichton: I am energetic, passionate, scientific, and very intriguing in your history (that's what the quiz-result said, not me!). I am the perfect mixture of quantum physics and European history of the High Middle Ages. My characters are thought out, dynamic, and interesting. I am thrilling.).

And last but not least, one of the five American agents I sent "Thicker Than Water" to requested a partial (I saw a statistic on some agents blog and she didn't request a single manuscript in nearly 200, so I am reasonable proud of this success).

Keep reading and/or writing and enjoy the world,

Monday, May 25, 2009

my DSL gets more erratic by the minute


I'm using a friends PC at the moment so I'll keep it short. My DSL is somehow broken and I am currently not able to update anything. I'll focus on writing instead (my new project) a´nd if all goes well I will update all my webpages sometime in early June.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Long absence


I do apologize for my long absence. I am experiencing weird problems with my Internet connection. Something keeps disconnecting me - sometimes for several days. My provider has managed to get me onto a line that only breaks down every half hour but that is annoying enough. So I spent less time on my blogs and other Internet-stuff.

All the better that Holly Lisle has put up a new and very informative video-site where she dissects small samples of her students' writing. The first video is great and made me aware of some mistakes I am prone of myself. Here it is:

If you are interested in learning more, try out Holly's writing tools for yourself and learn to Think Sideways

Carpe Diem,