Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Out of the Notebook 1

What am I writing. well I have a couple of projects going on right now.

1. Ashes and Snowflakes.
I have been working on this project for over a year. Actually I think it was a year July when I started to work on this one. it is the first of my vampire monster books. I am almost done mapping out Act 2 So life is good there it should be done soon which is great. at least the writing should be done soon. I had a really cool thought about this book, to actually make the research materials available in the e-book form. I mean why not, especially sense one of my long term goals is to write a more classical type of vampire book where what you have is the evidence collected by a vampire hunter that tells the story of his hunting. you know journals, newspaper clippings,  interview notes, evidence type stuff. I don't know how interesting it will be to read but I think it would be very much fun to write. Of course now that means that I need to create those documents. So that makes the book instead of being about 43.75% Done it might be only 25% done which is a little sad. Oh well. It still promises to be very exciting.

2.The Rescue.
This needs a new name. but it is working with a world I started to create when I was in college. So it is nice to get back into a world that I had a lot of fun in and created some fun characters. So the good news is that i am typing up act 1 and will start working thought act 2 soon. (well that is the hope). The bad news is that i found out that I need to do some reworking of the world. Some tweaking and figuring out so I can actually know what it is that I am talking about. but hey if this works out maybe I will get to play in this world more. Oh I should mention that this one is Supposed to be  science fiction but because I really don't care about the science behind the book it is probably more of a fantasy that takes place in space. (but technically that is all science fiction is right?)

3. The King of Sisilia.
This is my write five minuets before bed. Any more I am becoming more and more of a planer then a pantser in my writing. this book is all just by the seat of my pants. I took a concept (or rather stole a concept for someone else) and began writing it my way. however the City of Sisilia is under siege and I am not sure how to write it. This story is very traditional Sword and Sorcery Fantasy. A Goblin horde led by a Necromancer and his un-dead minions of different kinds attacking a country and a people. trying to take over the world. you know the simplest of stories, but it is fun to write. because it is a story I am writing by the seat of my pants for kicks and giggles it is hard to say how close I am to getting done. I'm on chapter five of book 2 (understand book as deviation with in a book not as a separate book if that makes any sense.) The first book had eleven chapters (each chapter is little more then two pages hand written) So that would seem to say that this one is half way done. we will see how long it takes to write the siege and for the king to show up.

4 Gearing up for NaNoWriMo!!!!
I know it is only August, November is still 2 and 1/2 months away. But I thin that if I am actually going to have a chance to win this year I need to start thinking about it and planing out what I am going to write. I have decided that I am going to use Nanowrimo to rewrite a book I wrote two years ago that is only ~3,700 words. I really like this story and I want to expand it to a full fledged 50,000 word novel. to do that will take time and effort. and I think Nano is the perfect time to do that.

Here is how I am going to do it: 1. like I said I am becoming more and more of a planer all the time, so I will begin planning this novel soon, probably in September. 2. The 3,700 words that have already been written will not go towards my final count. translation I will need to have 53,700 words by the end of November. yes I am that crazy.

5 Secret project:
This is something I am working on that is a complete secrit. I am not even sure what it is going to end up being. what I do know is that it is going to take a lot of work, and that it will be Epic Fantasy.

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