(If I could read a calendar, I'd have posted this on the correct day to begin with. As I said, Inside a Writer's Brain. Sigh.)
How's that for a scary, scary concept? Yes, there are actually things that do occur in writer's brains, and, also yes, not all of them are surreal, just most of them. So, for the last month or so I've been focusing on just what is going on in there. And have come up with two answers.
First, for fans of my Night Stalkers military romantic suspense series, I have written a "Special Features" edition. Just like on a DVD, it's includes features on:
- The real-life Night Stalkers of the U.S. Army's 160th SOAR
- Looking into how a series concept is born.
- In-depth review of the process and cool facts behind:
- The first four full-length Night Stalkers novels
- The three Holiday short novels so far
- And the bonus feature short story
- The Christmas Ghost short story itself: Ghost of Willow's Past
- Coming Attraction Previews from:
- the spin-off series Firehawk!, Pure Heat (May 1)
- the next Night Stalkers novel, Light Up the Night (Aug 1)
On the other side of my brain, there is a class I have taught many times on how you-the-publisher can work with you-the-author. I collaborated with my sister, also named M.L. Buchman, who is a nationally-known digital archivist and one of the country's leading tintype photographers. We had a blast together looking at ways for:
Yes, we cover the standard goals and time management tricks, but the main focus is how we mis-communicate with our inner artist to create writer's/artist's block and how we can change that communication to create success.
If you want the inside scoop on the Night Stalkers or are wondering how to control your own art for success, these should be fun places to begin.
It was very educational for me to step briefly outside of my art and look at the process behind the scenes. I'm constantly fascinated by the world around me, and I do so enjoy sharing what I find.
Hope you want to come play. And if you want to stay on the art side, well, just stay tuned, I have a very exciting fiction lineup planned throughout the year. Up next: on April 1, yes, on the Fool's Day, I'll be double releasing the last two titles of my contemporary romance series "Angelo's Hearth" set in Seattle (books 4 & 5).
Writing just has to be the best job in the world. It's so much phunn!
There are two whole books covering what I love about my art, what do you love about yours?