The Scenes I’ve Seen

I know when my stories are taking life, because I can see them in their full technicolor glory. They play out in front of my eyes. I can see, smell, taste what is going on. I feel the emotions. They invade all parts of my day. I’ll lose my train of thought on other tasks as my mind gets distracted by the movie screen behind my eyes. This has been happening a lot lately.

A few changes

A few changes

All the revisions I’ve been doing on Black Sun are productive, but more story has been buzzing in my head. Black Moon has been coming out in my daydreams and nightmares. Full scenes are playing out. My fingers are aching to write and continue to turn the galaxy upside down. But I have set the requirement that I need to finish Black Sun’s revisions and have it in the hands of Beta readers before I start full out drafting. So I am relegated to jotting down these scenes, so I don’t lose them. At least my characters seem ready to jump to the next disaster.

To help with the need to write something, I’ve started several drafts of my pitch, query and synopsis for Black Sun to give to agents. This is really fun. What would my backcover read like? What to set up and what to leave in question? Who am I aiming for and how do I hit that target?

When I’ve finished my query, I’ll post them here to wet of your whistles.


About Courtney Sloan

A New Orleans native, Courtney Sloan relocated to the hills of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina. There she lives with her husband and fellow author, J.P. Sloan, their son and their crazy German Shepherd pup. Adding to her writing life, Courtney is also a professor at the local college and enjoys learning a world of new ideas from her students as she teaches them about writing and communicating. Courtney’s New Orleans upbringing has left her with a love for the macabre and a flare for the next to normal. She writes speculative fiction with a variety of horror and sass mixed in for flavor. She loves taking the world of politics that haunts us now, and adding the supernatural to create a gumbo of thrills to keep you up at night. A self-proclaimed lover of way too many fandoms, Courtney also loves crafting. From blankets to jams to stories, it’s always better homemade. View all posts by Courtney Sloan

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