Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Blogging and Fanfiction

In the past few weeks I've written a couple of stories about Deme. The first part, Midnight Ride, was good. Honestly, I believe it's a good piece of writing. The second part, Light House, humm, not so much. It didn't feel as good when I wrote it and then this last week I've written another part whilst on the plane off on my holidays. This 3rd part feels good too, BUT it also feels like it's giving away too much too soon. There's some great passion in there on the two characters parts, but it feels like they are baring too much to each other way too soon. So I'm not putting it out there yet.

Now I'm a bit stuck. I've got this 2nd character involved and I'm not sure I've introduced him properly. Let me explain. I've not developed sufficient back story for Deme yet to carry a 2nd character and his introduction felt rather rushed. I read it back and I didn't buy it so I don't know how I expected a reader to. I think I swung Deme's reaction to the new character too soon and should have taken my time with it a bit more. So now what? I need your help! Do I leave it as it is and try to improve on the 2nd part some how? Do I just chalk it up to being in-experienced in this field of writing and carry on ignoring the pants effort I made on it or do I just leave Deme on the jetty for all eternity?!

And would you like to hear about Artemia, a clumsy rogue? I think WoW needs more comedic characters.


  1. It's hard to say for sure, but I suspect what you're sensing has more to do with your numbers than your letters.

    That is, Part 1 WAS good. And Part 2 flowed well from it. (I can only assume Part 3 has the same characteristic.) But what I'm not sure about is that "Part 1" should really be number one. It was an interesting vignette when it was alone, but if you're looking to build a saga out of it, I'm not sure it is the right keystone for you.

    Maybe think more about the structure of the story and whether there should be something before "1". That might put you in a better position for another character and lots of sharing.

    Food for thought, anyway.

    That said, whatever you do, don't stop, now. Perfect or not. What you envisioned or not. Just keep writing, and don't leave poor Deme on the jetty. She'll get cold in that dress. :)

    Two cents from,

  2. Hey Rhoe,

    Thanks for the input, I've not got time to reply properly right now but didn't want you to think I was ignoring your contribution, I think you've raised some great thoughts for me! More soon x


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