Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Happy Xenomorph

Wow, a scene from chapter 2 or 3 (not sure yet) of the next Hemlock book just burst out of me like a xenomorph larvae from one of the Alien movies. Except minus the blood, and the acid, and the teeth. It was like a happy xenomorph, leaving catharsis in its wake instead of pain. And probably making me less of an alien for a while.

That is part of the catharsis of writing for me--a comfortable return to an appreciation of the mundane in my life. Mundanity can be wonderful when it is complemented with a generous helping of wonder, and writing does that for me.

Hemlock is clearly changing and growing in this new story, but sort of in two steps forward-one step back fashion. Now that she has attained and realized her power, she has to figure out how to use it...on her own.

I'm having fun writing it. It's taking a long time though. But I'm pleased with what I have so far, so I'm not planning any radical changes in approach for now.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that Jeff posted his review on Hemlock and you scored very well. Congrats! Hopefully they keep on coming.