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Árǽdan Discovery

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

I was looking over Árǽdan last night, getting back to editing it, when I realised that one of the minor characters towards the end of the story has an unexplained mystical skill. I’m leaving it unexplained in Árǽdan itself but it kicked off an idea for another story in the same world that tells the […]

FFSDiNoaN has a Name.

Monday, March 13th, 2006

I think I’ve found an appropriate name for FFSDiNoaN. I’ve started replacing modern English place holder names for concepts from an older, nearly gone culture with old English I’ve picked a name from Old English. “Árǽdan” which means Prophecy. So unless I come up with something better thats the new working title for the story.

Half Way There

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

A bit more editing tonight and I’m half way to a second draft of the FFSDiNoaN. I’d say more but I’ve picked up a cold and all I want to do is to go to bed.

One Third Done

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Well another night of editing and now I’m about a third done with trying to polish the story. Not really the most exciting stuff in the world to talk about.

Busy Doing Something

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Got stuck back into editing FFSDiNoaN (no not a place next door to a place in Wales with a steam railway… First Fantasy Story Desperately in Need of a Name). Three pages crawled over. One more info dump moved into the new opening as an actual scene. Slowly it’s getting there.

Once upon a time

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

I did a rough edit on the first 1500 words of Untitled Fantasy and hammered out the first take on a new opening. I’m going to put it in front of some friends later to see what they think. Fingers crossed it builds up the suspense for later on.

You may start editing now

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Started on editing Untitled Fantasy Story today. Despite friends who’ve already read it liking the opening I’m having a problem with it. Starting in media res in a fantasy story without any real background set up is forcing me to info dump later on in the story. I don’t want to use flash backs or […]

Blogged Too Soon

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Yeah! I did it. I wrote the last couple of scene. Found a few interesting surprises I’d not anticipated that make the ending far less like bad space filler and far more like story telling. Then I typed The End. 15,500 words. Now I have to edit the dang thing. I already know it needs […]

So close I can almost type it…

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Almost reached a point where I can type The End. But not quite. Past the 15,000 word mark. Still a few bits to go back and fill in. Just the tidying up left. Then editing.

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