I have an announcement. I'm going to start talking about what I've only vaguely touched on previously. Now I have a name to call it—a project name, if not an actual book title. Yet. So what's the announcement?
Savant! <-- Click here!
As that project page says, I'm going to be writing a novel and it's going to be produced by Blindsided Books. And I'm going to be keeping a journal of sorts right here on my website as I do, aimed at giving friends, potential readers, and maybe even potential fellow writers one man's account of the process of writing a novel from scratch. Now, I don't profess to be some veteran author with years of writing experience from which to dispense advice to would-be writers. Far from it, in fact. I've been a writer for a fairly long time, but I've been an author and novelist for only a year or two. I'm about to dig into my third novel, and still have much to learn.
Anyway, teaching people about writing isn't my intent. Half of the purpose of this writing journal is to work out some of my own ideas "out loud." Certainly I hope to do so in an entertaining way, to keep interested parties along for the ride. That said, if anything I do end up talking about is indeed of some interest to you, or is instead mind-blowingly boring, do say so. Really. I'd like to learn from you, too.
Anyway, the first entry of the journal will better showcase what I'm failing to explain here.
The entire Savant project is an experiment, both with Blindsided Books and with my personal goals for this project (and other books to come). The journal I'm going to keep, Savant Scrawlings, is more than just about novel writing—it's also about world building, which scales things up quite a bit more.
Josh Wentz, owner of the Blindsided Books imprint, talks a bit about the project from his view right here.