July 30, 2012

I really wasn't going for a common theme-

Yesterday when writing on what is to become my new novel, Panoptemitry, I came to the realization that I seem to be stuck upon a constantly re-occurring (hopefully)fictional happening. Whatever else might be happening in my story, I can't seem to resist throwing in some unlucky character who suddenly finds himself as a test subject for some sort of mad scientific medical experiment. 
[already have 3 or 4 instances of this (all of my published work)]
[Nigel Hunter                                        in The Speed of Darkness]
[both Samuel Parker and Linael Darrow           in Breaking Away]
[Joe                                                                           in Right Now]
Now, as what I'm writing is 60%-75% done with an editor waiting on me in September, I really don't have time to try and change the story so I can work events out in a new way. I just thought I should make note that I do realize this is happening so I can try to keep from doing it again.

{I do plan on explaining in more detail about how the great people at iwritereadrate.com hired me this editor when the book becomes available for purchase, but if you're curious, check out their blog post about it: here.}

And no, I swear I wasn't ever experimented on myself, to cause this seeming obsession.
I'm sure it just stems from bored daydreams I had in the hospital after a car wreck, wishing to get some sort of fantastic super power as fair payment for an accident I still don't actually understand.


  1. Hey, congrats on the opportunity to be professionally edited!

  2. This made me smile. I think all of us writers have our own personal cliches--things we write over and over again, whether it be a character trait, an event, or just a way of saying something. Kudos to you for recognizing yours and being aware of it for the future. May we all be so lucky! :D