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Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

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On 4.3.2017 at 7:17 PM, The Grey Wolf said:

Not really a big deal compared to what some of you are doing but I thought I'd share that as of last night I have finally finished rewriting my sixth short story. No idea about the quality though because I am a terrible judge of my own writing so I'm going to see what a few trusted friends of mine have to say. Anyway, I wish all of you the best of luck with your own writing and hope that you are all getting by well too.

I wish I would get some short story plotbunnies. That way I could finish something in a reasonable amount of time. But all I get are epic monster bunnies who bring their family and multiply into series, so it will be years until I can put 'The End' under any of those huge projects.

The one thing I get better at is not allowing any new plotbunnies into my life. ;) 

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2 hours ago, Gabriele said:

I wish I would get some short story plotbunnies. That way I could finish something in a reasonable amount of time. But all I get are epic monster bunnies who bring their family and multiply into series, so it will be years until I can put 'The End' under any of those huge projects.

The one thing I get better at is not allowing any new plotbunnies into my life. ;) 

Best of luck to you.

My current goal is to write a few more short stories that I've had in my head for a while in order to build up my craft and improve my writing habits but ultimately what I want to do in the future is write a few stand-alone novels I've already begun planning out and then put to paper the ridiculously-ambitious magnum opus of my dreams.

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I've been working on and off on my magnum opus Kings and Rebels since 2004 or so. It was not intended as several-books-series back then and has morphed almost beyond recognition - it changed from historical fiction to Fantasy because the history kept getting in the way of the story I wanted to tell, and at some point I got the idea to write about the Lost Realms (Kêr Ys, Lyonesse, Vineta, Cantre'r Gwaelod and their ilk) which I then combined with the no-longer-historical fiction. But some of the characters and basic conflicts still exist, plus a few scenes, albeit heavily edited. Fortunately, I don't have fans breathing down my neck like Martin, because my writing speed isn't any better. :)

The other projects are historical fiction. The Sichelstein Saga - probably a trilogy - is set in the 10th century, the other ones in the Roman Empire. And damn Jovis if they don't remain standalones. :P

I'll use the April Nano Camp to get a prequel story to one of the Roman novels down, and I hope it will stick to the planned 10K. 

 

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Despite making it to the third round, my novel Resurrection Men was rejected by Gollancz's open submission from last year.:(

They said petty much same thing Inspired Quill did; problem wasnt the writing, rather the genre (paranornal/historical fantasy) wasnt right for them.  So I've sent samples to a couple agents.

Meanwhile I've nearly finished the first draft of my supernatural police mystery, Play Dead.

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I've cracked 4000 words on my Sword and Sorcery short story, which is nice. This is my real first foray into pulpy action, and it's great fun.

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