Isa Arsén shares the first pages of her debut novel, Shoot the Moon, which releases in October. We discuss how she broke two cardinal rules of beginnings (and got away with it splendidly), her experience working with her editor, managing time shifts by paying attention to emotion, and how the image of the moon helped her both thematically and structurally.
The above link will be available for 48 hours. Missed it? The podcast version is always available, both here and on your favorite podcast platform.
Isa Arsén is a certified bleeding heart and audio engineer based in South Texas, where she lives with her spouse and a comically small dog. She’s published several shorts and pieces of experimental interactive media. Inspired by her own childhood summers in New Mexico, Shoot the Moon is her debut novel.