Today I thought I would toss out my latest thing. My Royal Road account is linked at the top of the main page. I though i would promote a big in this blog, because I am going to start posting more there besides some short stories. I just put up a chapter for an idea i had. It was more of a concept piece for something I might do more work on when I am caught up on other projects. It would be kind of cool though to get feedback and thoughts on something before I go head first into it.
Basically, what if Magic, or something that enabled it to exist in our world was unleashed? I had been dabbling with the idea for a while and trying to figure out how to make it work. I decided that a portal to another dimension was opened as the result of an experiment. No one noticed though. A foreign particle started to creep into our world. It didn’t effect anything though. It did however, enable some people to be able to wield it in a manner that emulates magic. There is a lot more and feel free to go read it and leave some notes.
On the other fronts, this is for my one avid reader, HI MOM!!! I am working on a Time Travel book. I have seen a lot of nostalgia in books and movies, so I decided to take a crack at it. Now I have a Time Traveling Geek amassing collectibles from when they came out. There is a lot more to it than that, but it is enough of a teaser to peek interest. That one started good but I stopped at 130 pages. Trying to figure out where I want to go in history and mess around got kind of hard after that long. It’s just a matter of research before I get back to that.
I also had a book on the back burner that I hadn’t looked at in over six months. So long i forgot where I was in it. I just finished editing what I have so far and am back to work on that. I was 170 pages, 49k words, into it when I stopped. My plan is to try and have that one done by the end of the month. It looks like this one will easily have a sequel, if not two. Great another trilogy. This one will be easier though. It’s science heavy and I had to do some research and then make it palatable for the reader. A lot harder than one would think.
The point is that it might be a slower read than I wanted. But the sequel will be much faster paced and exciting. It had to be done, because between character development and backstory on the science stuff I was pretty far in. Unless you like books the size of War & Peace I recommend breaking it up. I like smaller tomes myself. 450 pages is where I like to top out when reading. I suppose if you are hooked on an E-Reader cool, go big. But I am a fan of real books.
I do like my kindle, but I have habits I like. And trying to lie in bed at night holding a book over 400 pages is a bit cumbersome. So I take my tastes into account when I think length of my tales. Just think, someday they might be good!
I think I have rambled on enough for today, so go forth and have fun.