Tuesday, August 3, 2010

In Their Own Words -- Disclaimer

Hi everyone. I'm so excited that you are all excited about my new series IN THEIR OWN WORDS. It's been a lot of fun to write and I hope you like it.

I want to put this disclaimer out there right now though. This is written, from what I hope, are my character's perspectives. In their own words. There is cursing, there is bad grammar, there is a lack of fluidity in the narration. It is by no means a first draft, I have drafted endlessly to get their 'voices' perfect, but I want to say right now, all of it will be rated

PG - 17 Strong language, adult themes

I hope that doesn't deter you from stopping by. Pete's post goes up tomorrow and will follow with a Monday Wednesday Friday posting schedule. I'll resume my regular posts after the series ends, sometime in the middle of August.

My reason for doing this series, is two-fold.
1) I didn't want to just leave the blogosphere so I could finish REMEMBERING YOU. I'd hate to lose all my friends and fans because I'm taking a break.

2) This was such a challenging exercise. I know it comes in the middle of writing the book, but I think I know my characters fully now. I could never have done this at the beginning. Now seems the perfect time.

So, I just wanted to let you know what was up. I hope you'll take every opportunity to get to know my characters better. It was a lot of fun for me. And hopefully, when we come to the other side of this, I'll be able to say, I'm finished with the book. (Wouldn't that be swell?)

I'll see you tomorrow.

16 comments:

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

This is exciting! Can't wait to read more about your characters!

Elliot Grace said...

...this was a great idea as you fulfill your dream:)

There is no feeling like that of accomplishing one's goal. I wish you the very best and look forward to reading IN YOUR OWN WORDS in the upcoming days.

Falen (Sarah) said...

a Pg-17 rating actually ENTICES me

Jen said...

I'm very excited! I loved how E. Elle handled this series and I wondered how she was able to take so many different characters and make them rock.

Now having written two stories and really learn more about my characters I realize now that I can do what she did and what you're about to do :)

YAY!!! I love the rating, I'm with Falen, I'm more intrigued now!

Summer said...

I can't wait! And I have confidence in you--I know you'll come out with a finished MS!

Piedmont Writer said...

Thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure I didn't offend anyone. I have a lot of Italian swear words and if you don't speak Italian, hey that might be okay. But if you do. Sorry.
My characters are who they are.

Ann Best said...

That would be swell, Anne. And I'm excited about your new series, too.

Characters speak the way they speak. That's the way it is. Don't worry about it.

I love t see how you're fulfilling your dream. I'm always cheering for you.

Liza said...

I think this is a fantastic exercise!

Talli Roland said...

Exciting! Can't wait to read what your characters have to say.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to reading about your characters.

Terry Towery said...

Fire away! I can't wait to read it. I especially like dirty words! ;)

February Grace said...

Go Anne! Go Anne! And by the way you wouldn't lose this reader even if you did take a hiatus-I'd keep you on blog reader hoping you'd return...someday! (yes, I am too much in the mind of this romance blog hop thingie LOL)

Can't wait to read what you come up with for the characters!

bru

Shelley Sly said...

I've been absent for a few days, but I'm very happy to come back to these posts about this new series! I loved E's series, and I'm SO looking forward to reading what your characters have to say! :)

notesfromnadir said...

I think it's great that you're challenging yourself & are working w/ characters who have coarse speech & manners. It's difficult to do & I commend you for it. Looking forward to the "PG-17" excerpt.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Sounds very cool. :)

The Words Crafter said...

I've been away for a while lately, and will probably be scarce for about another week. We have tons of stuff going on at work, I still have to find information about my class, as well as family stuff going on. I look forward to reading the posts and hope I don't miss them. Good luck with the MS and a big WOW for doing this in the meantime!