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Scouting potentials

I've come up with a solution to the serious-complicated story problem. I seem to have this habit of attempting story ideas that are just beyond what I'm really capable of as a writer right now. (I think, for example, that "Frozen" could be a brilliant, brilliant story... but I'm not a brilliant writer yet, so it's going to have to settle for fairly good.) But, theoretically, what was beyond me a couple years ago should now be the perfect speed. So I've been digging up my archived stories and sifting through them, looking for potentials.

Why do I suddenly feel like I'm on Buffy?

We shall see how that works. Knowing me, I'll probably take the story idea and in the updating up it make it ten times as complicated, with a splash of chaos for good measure.

Not sure whether to get started on one of those today, or to mess around with "Frozen". Probably "Frozen". I want to have at least that in the mail before I set off for Britain. And hopefully "Hack", too.

Speaking of which, someone thinks I should turn "Hack" into a novella. Which is kind of funny, because the idea started as a novel, which I may or may not write, and what's in "Hack" began with my speculating over how one of the main characters got to be the way he is. There must be something novel-ish about Mark. I don't think I'm going to go the novella route (I don't think that's what the story wants), but I am going to have to perform those amazing fiction physics whereby the story expands and contracts simultaneously. Wheee!

I may not be able to conjure monsters with pen and paper, but you will never convince me that story-weaving isn't a magic of its own order.



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Apr. 21st, 2003 10:26 am (UTC)
Hehe, I've got one of those. A great idea about people and society and all that kinda intelligent stuff. And I sat down to write it and got "...." I know it's totally beyond me right now O_o; I keep coming back to it to tweak the notes and characters, but it's definately something to leave until last.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC)
Sounds like my YA idea which will tear world domination away from the vicious grasp of Potterites. Hee. I've written the first couple chapters a few times, but am still too busy playing with the idea to jump in. And I think I should see if I can get a solo novel published before I start fishing for a trilogy deal. I just hope that it all gels the way it should eventually.
Apr. 22nd, 2003 06:24 am (UTC)
The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block is so good! I love her. :]

And I'm glad to hear you're probably going to write more of Hack. I really would like to learn more about Mark. :]
Apr. 22nd, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC)
Ah! So you read it and didn't tell me what you thought?

*pokes April with the soft cushions*

Perhaps I should warn you that if I do write the novel that "Hack" is a semi-prologue to, Mark will be about thirty years older, give or take.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
I didn't? Bad me. I thought I had. Oh well.

*chuckles* Aw...oh well. I still want to read it. ^_^
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