A Wild New Piece Appears!

But no really. My notes for it are all over the piece. My last WIP was a murder mystery, and I could get away with not knowing exactly who did what from the very beginning. It let me leave behind more ambiguous clues and gave me a little more freedom with what they needed to discover and when they needed to discover it.

I don’t normally tend to write out of order, but I do, I write closely out of order. More like 5, 1, 2, 3, 4 than 5, 17, 1, 6, 20, 16.

I’m trying my hand at sci-fi this time around and unlike my murder mystery, set in today’s world, I have some things to figure out. And those things are holding me up.

I’m wondering at what point the preparation for the piece is holding me up from writing it. I want to explore it, but I only have two ideas for scenes in my head and one of them is definitely a middle of the road sort of scene and won’t make sense until after a major reveal. But in the meantime… I’m still trying to figure out those reveals.

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By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.