Abandoned stories? Let's talk about an abandoned blog post. *hanging * Yeah, I started to write this one and then had a major brain fart. Go figure. Then again, better late than never. OH! Before I forget. Let's showcase WMH
Okay, so abandoned stories. You betcha I have them. Tons of them. Some of them were just flicks of an idea that I jotted down, other were perhaps a page or two of an opening chapter. I will admit I have 1 completed first draft of a book and another was a book I published, got back and am in the process of totally revamping.
What happened? So the total first draft of a book needs so many rewrites it makes me exhausted to even think of it. It was one of the first books I ever wrote The End on. I plotted it out chapter by chapter and kept to my strict outline. Yeah, that's not me. I am a total pantser so the story just doesn't flow. The characters are stilted and a tad boring. I haven't given up on it, though, since the story (in my opinion) is a good one and since I've rethought and kind of replotted the characters are awesome. I just need to write it.
The previously published book was called Quest for Fire and it's also getting a total overhaul. The story is fine, but my characters really aren't. I've come to realize that one of my women is way abrasive so she needs to change and one of my men is kind of absent though he's in the story. So changes in store for that too.
The bits and drabs of stories I've actually used in previous books I've published, but the other ones may languish until . . . yeah forever. Since I have so much to deal with I'm certainly not looking for anything else to write. Eventually, some of them may become books, but others may just stay fun daydreams.
Now go on over and check out what the fabulous Bronwyn has to say about her poor little stories.