Getting to my novel 6/3/18


Getting to my novel.

The following passage is the prologue from my upcoming novel. I honestly had no plan on sharing anything from my second novel but I figured I’d do so for the sake of showing the developing process. As my editor would repeatedly tell me, “does the fallowing passage move the story forwards?” If I would respond with no, she would insist rewriting the passage so that it helps the story develop and if I can’t find an honest reason to keep it, she would heavily suggest getting rid of the passage and at times, even the entire chapter. So what your about to read I am about 80% sure that it will either go under extreme change or it will no longer exist. Oh, and by the way email me or even comment if you have any question and suggestions.


Emiliano was his name or just Mil for short. I never got his last name and I could honestly say he never told anyone; well at least he never told me. It didn’t matter though, because he told me things he never told anyone and that made me different from everyone else. You could even say he loved me because of that but towards everyone else he was secretive. I was at an art show I first met him, he was looking out the window. I walked over. I wanted to see what was out there that was more interesting than the artwork. I looked out. Nothing. A couple of cars passed by before he finally said something. These were the best times to be around Mil. He had this habit of looking out of any window and dazing off. He could stand there for minutes; one time I caught him standing there for half an hour. I never knew what was going on in his head but every time he would break from his trance he would tell you a bit of his past, something he’d heard, or a fun fact. On that day, he looked over at me and said, “I knew this one guy. He was old. He should have retired at his age. He would scrub his hands using gasoline. He told me it was good for the skin.” I pretended to understand and thought about saying something like, “so what do you think of the art show,” but instead I walked away. The moment was so insignificant, but had I known how much larger than life Emiliano was, I would have stayed. 


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Getting to my novel 5/28/18


Getting to my novel.

It’s been over a week and few updates have been made to my novel. My main focus right now is how to start. The first sentence and word are important to me. Some of my readers may disagree and suggest that worrying about the little things will make no difference and I would agree if it were the rest of the manuscript but were talking about the beginning sentence. A small detail that will decide whether the reader will continue or not. You’d be surprised how many people decide if their going to read a novel based on the first chapter and even first sentence.  So now the question has been, how to start? Imagery, dialogue, or action. I’ve thought of all the circumstances and I’ve painted different scenarios using all mediums and have finally decided on how to execute the beginning. I think I’ll present my protagonist. This will be the best way to start. I’ve seen others do the complete opposite. They bring the world and the circumstances the character is having to live in before presenting him or her but this is no story about the world but the character and his views on it. I think what I want to do is bring my protagonist to life first before anything else. He will come into existence first and then the world as followed.


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Getting to my novel 5/21/18


Getting to my novel.

I published my first novel about a year ago and I didn’t keep a journal of my journey of any sort. I wish I had because then I would be able to go back and analyze where I was weak in doing. Now here I am, a year later, preparing to write my next novel and now I’ve decided to welcome anyone willing to join me and my quest. Maybe, this will happen someone whose trying to get into writing their own piece but don’t know how or where to start.

I always knew I was going to write another novel but I honestly didn’t know when it was going to happen and like my last novel it started with a sentence. “Gods amongst us,” this phrase has replayed inside my head over and over for about a month before a character came to life in my head. A story then played out and like the universe, some parts grew and developed as others died out. This is one reason why I don’t write in a notepad or keep a journey, unless it involves dialogue. The best ideas will always stay and the only one I need is how it will all end. That and the book title. I have two so far: “Gods Amongst Us,” and “L’artist.” Two titles that give away two different feelings but both have the same intent. So now with everything in place I can now start my next novel. Now I can get a notepad and write down events and make sure they make sense. Until then, I have to decide between the two titles. Any thoughts? I start writing in the beginning of the upcoming month and I’ve given myself six months to finish a good enough manuscript to give out. Its noting complex like my last novel. My plan is to continue writing these updates weekly even if I don’t add anything to my novel. Novelist aren’t always writing. Sometimes we spend an entire week on one paragraph and other times we may not write anything at all and that why I started this. It may help and encourage more writers.



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A Poem By: Francisco Dosal

Such lovely rose

My heart arouse

To take it home

No more alone.

Petals fell.

Colors fading.

I took a life.

That needed no saving.


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