It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for another installment of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) started by Alex J. Cavanaugh. For those who don’t remember, the purpose of this group is for members to share their fears and to offer encouragement to those who are struggling. It’s a wonderful group of people who understand what it’s like to be an author. Click here to join.
I know many of you are participating in NaNoWriMo and I wish all of you the best. It always seems I’m embroiled in too many projects this time of year to participate. However, I hate being left out. So I’m joining in somewhat. I have started a new project this month and my goal is to write 25,000-30,000 words. I’ve been struggling a bit with my word count lately and I’m hoping my semi-participation in NaNo will help ease me out of my slump and get me back to where I want to be. I work best with deadlines and so I’ve set a firm deadline with my editor. Fear is a great motivator, for me at least.
And now I would like to welcome my guest today. This is Perrin’s second time visiting and it’s always a pleasure to host this wonderful author. Just in case you missed the first guest post you can check it out here. Below there is a link to enter her giveaway.
Hi, I’m Perrin Pring, author of the Ryo Myths. T.B. was nice enough to let me visit her blog to talk about my newly released book, Tomorrow is Too Late, book II of the Ryo Myths. I thought I’d start by giving a little background to the Ryo Myths.
The Ryo Myths is a science fiction/fantasy trilogy centered around one character, Ryo, who supposedly has the right stuff to save her universe. Ryo has all of the powers of the gods who created her, but such power comes at a price. She has no guidance on how to use that power and is going crazy because of it.
While insanity due to godly powers would be difficult enough to deal with on its own, Ryo’s problems are compounded by a ticking clock. She’s only got so much time to figure herself out before an evil sect of gods enslave the entire universe.
Ryo is not alone in her fight though. Thanks to divine intervention, Filion, a Dream Searcher teams up with Captain Eri, the pilot of a somewhat legal smuggling ship, and together they will do anything they can to keep Ryo alive until she can save them.
Tomorrow is Too Late picks up where the first book of the Ryo Myths, Appointment at the Edge of Forever, left off. Captain Eri and her crew face new challenges, Ryo is forced to battle her inner demons, and the gods enslaving the universe are mobilizing for the ultimate end game.
Before I go, I’d like to say, that while the Ryo Myths fall into the realm of science fiction and fantasy, one of the most frequent comments I get about my books is that people who didn’t think they liked science fiction liked my books. For this reason, I’ve started classifying the Ryo Myths as adventure as well. One of my big inspirations for the books was the idea of taking a very diverse group of people and putting them into an environment where they couldn’t escape from each other, i.e. taking conflicting personalities and dropping them on a spaceship in space. While yes, there are spaceships and alien races in the Ryo Myths, I’m don’t go into the nitty gritty theoretical physics of why the spaceships can travel at hyperspeed or just how a planet was made hospitable for human life. What I’m interested in are the character’s relationships with each other. These characters just happen to be of a wide variety of races in the far flung corners of space.
I’d also like to share that these books are written for anyone who can read them. The swearing in the books is mild, i.e. bloody, hell, or my favorite, grawlix. (A grawlix is the chain of characters you see in a comic strip when someone is cursing, “What the #*$@!”). Some of the characters do fall in love, but there is no sex. I’ve had grandparents buy the books for their tweenagers, and recently a precocious fourth grader bought one from me. That’s not to say the themes of the Ryo Myths are childish though. I’d say that if you like Star Wars or Star Trek or Firefly, you’d probably be interested in the Ryo Myths.
I appreciate you hosting me, T.B! I hope all of you reading this will check out my books.
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