Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easing into the final lap

It might be a long lap, but it is the final lap: I'm now writing the last section of my ten-chapter "Sleepwalkers." Since I came up with the original idea when I was about thirteen, I'm proud and excited to to know I've finally been able to turn it into a "novel." I always wanted to do that. Now, I know it'll never get published as an actual book (though I'll admit to fantasizing about that), but it'll get published online. People will read it and, I believe, enjoy it. I'm thinking about posting the first part of Chapter One on this blog soon, just to whet your appetites.

For whatever it's worth, the finished story is very different from the original fantasy. One of the leads is mostly the same person he always was, another is entirely different from her original self, and the third jumped into the story after I started writing it and then proceeded to become the most interesting of all.

Douglas Adams (of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame) said he loved deadlines because he loved the whooshing sound they made when they went past. I don't like that sound, so I'm going to resist the urge to set a deadline for posting "Sleepwalkers." But I think I can at least give you a very fuzzy window for the arrival of the first chapter. Let's say I'll have it up on the EMCSA sometime in the next two months.

The artwork above comes from the Deviant Art gallery of Michael O. His model was the mouth-watering Mosh. I almost chose this Michael O image instead because it's a bit closer in theme to my story; but the puppet image fits in several important ways, and I thought you'd like it better because, come on, it's Mosh. But I could also have chosen this image, so you can really take your pick.

1 comment:

Tabico said...

Looking forward to it!