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11 Jun 2012

12 years work

So it's been a busy week for me. Had the time off work and spent it writing. Ended up staying awake all night on Saturday just to format it properly. There's dedication for ya.
It has been a long process. I first put pencil to paper almost twelve years ago and the story has changed so much since then. But not only that, I have learned even more about writing. I'm embarrassed to even read my early stuff.
There are certainly a few things I'm not happy with, but there always will be, and if I tried to fix them all, I'd be here for another twelve years. And even then, I'd still find some things to improve on. I'll leave the constant tinkering to George Lucas.
At the end of the day, I needed to get it out while I was still happy with it, before any subsequent revisions ruined what I originally had.
Even though I'm not happy with some things, that doesn't mean I dislike them, they're adequate. I do, however, really like certain portions of it. Pretty much any scene with Linda/the Emissary in is my best writing so far. I also really enjoy the ending, it's just seems so epic.
Wow, I didn't realise this was going to turn into a simultaneously egotistical and depreciatory review of my, as yet, unpublished work.
Still, I hope y'all enjoy it. I'm currently working on a much shorter thing at the mo. It's called Gwiné A'Lhed Aebnydae, which means the Chronicle of the Sovereigns and is a list of all rulers of Calnis with relevant details and short biographies. It can be accessed only by those who own a copy of 'Allison's Defeat', and will be the first in a few other nonessential writings I'll publish through out the run of the series. My next major work will be an episodic novel consisting of a few short stories which I plan to publish over the course of one a month, starting in September.

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