Background: This is a blog tour that Brie Gowen invited me to. She’s awesome and is signed with the best publishing company ever. Go to her website and read her stuff.
Before continuing, I must make a confession. I kind of botched the whole blog tour thing because I didn’t get other bloggers to continue the process. So this is the end of the line (like my family’s proud lineage if I don’t produce a male heir), unless you’re an awesome fiction writing blogger who wants a shout out. If so, let me know.
I’ve also botched it in another way. I was supposed to answer four questions, but I’ve answered two and wrote a whole post on the fourth question and kind of ignored the third. Forgive me, reader.
Question 1: What am I working on?
I am working on the tales of Rey Pescador and his merry band of Geniuses. It began as a fictional blog with a few other friends who had characters in the same universe. We all had characters who were in some ways our alter egos. I had two characters who were opposites and best friends (because I’m narcissistic, I guess). That was seven years ago. My novel on Rey Pescador and David Rosario will be published in July, so I’m starting to plan a new novel. I’m thinking a tragedy in the same universe of Rey and David. It will be about joy and time travel.
Question 2: How does my work differ from others of its genre?
This one is easy because I don’t really know my genre. I have always seen myself writing literary fiction with a bad attitude, so I try to break literary fiction conventions as often as possible by adding “genre writing” tropes in a humorous way.
That said the novel really differs from everything. I’m not saying I’m revolutionary; after all, novels follow rules because they work, so mine might be the worst thing ever. The proverbial jury is still eating Chipotle in some conference room.
My novel The Resurrection of Rey Pescador is certainly speculative fiction, probably science fiction, but it differs from other si/fi because it is much more concerned with character than technology.
The other genre that it’s pretty close to would be tall tales. It differs from that because it’s not about Paul Bunyan; it’s about Rey “the Bard from the Barrio” Pescador. Don’t forget it.
My next post will cover:
Question 3: Why do I write what I do? (implicitly)
Question 4: How does my writing process work?