Oh Good Gracious!

I was going through recent blog posts to post a link on my Facebook page when I realized that the second post on the page says I’ve STOPPED writing Calypso. Then, that was true… Now, not so much. Oh, how time changes things.

Right now, I am a quarter of the way through editing a complete Calypso. It’s looking to be a rather massive book, so here’s hoping the story is told well, and that some agent out there is willing to take a chance. Don’t believe me? Prologue through Chapter 5 sits at 101 pages and 33k+ words. Multiply that by 4 and add two chapters: yeah… It’s a lot. Like, a lot a lot.

Needless to say, I’m working on it again. My Facebook page has the brand new prologue as well as the edited Chapter 1 up, and I’ll be posting interesting excerpts as I go, so feel free to check it out! Also, I’ve had my first official author interview. (Yay!) While there are a few grammatical errors, her article is really well done. (And yes, the “blue girl” she speaks of is Rashir.)


About S. G. Ricketts

I am a dreamer. This page holds all of the dreams and desires and hopes and wishes of the first of my two dreams: to share my imagination with the world. For those of you who have read a book or written a book, these stories are not merely words on a page. They are living, breathing creatures, worlds so compellingly real that you can smell the sweat and feel the rain. This is what I want to share ...with all of you. Yes, becoming rich and famous would be fabulous. I won't deny that. However, it would be so much more satisfying to see my book in the hands of someone on the bus, hear my book talked about at a restaurant, see a cluster of fan-art. I want to inspire the mind to imagine different worlds and different situations. If I can achieve that, I will have achieved my dream.

Posted on September 3, 2012, in Book Reviews, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. When it comes to writing, though, King is more selective. “We do best in a place of our own,” he advises. The most important feature of this place: a door that you can and are willing to shut. No TV, no phone and no video games. Curtains closed. Write first with the door closed. Write for yourself without worry about theme, symbolism or accuracy of details. Those are for the second draft, which is usually written with the door open, after he has sent the book to a select group of critical readers.

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