Vivian ArendVivian ArendVivian ArendVivian Arend

Facing the challenge

I still consider myself a new writer. Just about everything I attempt is new to me. Now that I’ve finished a few stories there are ‘old’ territory I venture back into, yet I’ve had a lot of fun trying new genres and exploring new worlds.

Is it because I’ve read so many books over the years? My father had a constant stream of sci-fi, fantasy, classics, mysteries… all different authors, different series. My exposure to just about anything on the shelf grew as we talked about favorites and what he doesn’t like (slow paced monologue-ish tomes) and what I don’t like (first person…still can not get into it).

And now I’m working on Claiming Derryn, my ‘Space Opera’ and if it weren’t for the sex , I wonder what my father would think? It’s not as science laced as it could be; I’m heavier on the relationships and the character interactions than the cool gadgets and lasers and world building. As I approach the end it’s tough to not compare my work with sci-fi writers I grew up on and come up lacking.

But I know the actual craft of my work has improved. I catch myself as I’m writing and avoid some of the pitfalls I used to have to edit out. There’s still lots of room for improvement, but it is very satisfying to note that although I’m no Isaac Asimov, I’ve come a long way.

And that’s worth smiling about 🙂

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile malfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

Leave A Reply

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
12 years ago

Seeing your own improvements is one of the best things about a craft like writing. 🙂

12 years ago

WOW! So you are trying to write a sci-fi romance?

I am very surprised. I would never guessed that you are a sci-fi lover!

Actually i am not the one for sci-fi. I read very little. Or more precisely i always missed romance elements in most sci-fi books.

I am not a writer, and don't know much about the writing process, but i like reading first person novels. It's kind of like a conversation for me. But surely sometimes it can be very funny if the author describes thing what she/he shouldn't have known in first person.

I will eagerly wait for your sci-fi book. Maybe it will make me love this genre. 🙂


Viv Arend
Viv Arend
12 years ago

Violet- very true!

Mea- it's more romance than sci-fi. The setting makes it sci-fi but the sex…smoking hot in any dimension!

Where to Buy Vivian's Books

  • Buy on AppleBooks
  • Buy on Amazon
  • Buy on Barnes & Noble
  • Buy from Book Depository
  • Buy at Books-A-Million
  • Buy from Google Play
  • Buy from Kobo
  • Buy from Audible

UK Booksellers
Buy from Apple, Kobo, Book Depository, Google Play, Amazon, and Audible

Canada Booksellers
Buy from Apple, Kobo, Book Depository, Indigo/Chapters, Google Play, Amazon, and Audible