Hi all out there! My name is Aisley Claire ( as you have probably noticed from the title) and I’m an aspiring author! One of the things that have been discussed in my writing classes is building a fan base in the internet. At the Life, the Universe and Everything conference earlier this month, one panel suggested starting a blog to get you and your writing out there. I’ve always kinda been a bit leery of blogs, and unsure how to work them; especially in regards to tailoring them to fit my writing needs. As such, we’ll be learning as we go here.
For starters, allow me to tell you about myself. As I stated before I’m an aspiring author. Now I say aspiring author because aspiring writer sounds an awful like I’m thinking about the possibility of writing, not actually doing it. That is absolutely not the case. I am always writing, always will be, and I feel it’s only a matter of time before I manage to get my name on a glossy cover. It all comes down to a matter of patience, hard work, perseverance and a thick skin.
My genre is Speculative Fiction, which pretty much covers a wide range of pretty much everything. When I tell people this I generally get the confused face and the “What’s that?” question. As a general definition it is “a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic events”. This sums me up beautifully; all my work falls neatly within the supernatural, fantastical and futuristic.
I have quite a few books going all at once, I have one post-apocalyptic story that I began for National Novel Writing Month back in 2008 that deals with genetic engineering (and I’m quite interested in where it is going!), a fantasy novel with the working title of Legend that is dabbling in the realms of making place a character and also the ways you can layer conflict, my current project, Disconnect (working title), is based in the future, dealing with government censorship and hacking (an issue of great interest to the public at the moment). I also have a novel I’ve been working for about 7 years now called True Heir to Freedom’s Throne, which really was my first attempt at a long, publishable novel, and honestly, it is nowhere near being ready to see the light of day.
Regardless of all these other projects, my sights are set on completing Disconnect (which is flowing a lot better than any of the a fore mentioned) and as such most of my posts will probably be centered the writing of this thing. At least for the time being. I’m planning on adding in reviews on books that I have found helpful in my journey to get published, or books that I just find enjoyable that I think every person should dive into, plus adding in links that fellow writers may find helpful.
Keep your eyes peeled for more posts and thanks so much for your support!
(Aisley Claire Extraordinaire)
PS: Almost forgot to tell you guys that I love feedback, if you would like to contact me I’ve included my email address in this site, or just leave a comment on a post relevant to what you have to say. I love recommendations on reading material, I’m happy to discuss something I’m writing about or even something you are writing, so feel free to get in touch!