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|Two novels done, what's next?||Category: (general)|
Thursday, 16 August 2012
02:08:29 AM (GMT)
My first book was Noble Intentions, which was done shortly before I turned sixteen.
Recently I finished my second book, Puzzled, on the day of my seventeenth birthday,
but before I technically turned seventeen. (I was born after 6am, and finished the
draft at like 5:59am. Cutting it close, I know.)
So now it's time to outline my third book!
Actually, what it's really time for is saving up enough money to print out
the first two so that I can begin revising them. As a consequence of writing so fast,
you can imagine both need a lot of work. There are scenes and characters that need to
be written out of both. NI actually has a scene or two that need to be added
in, as well. There's also a couple subplots to emphasis or de-emphasis in
Ignoring ^that^, because printing is actually very expensive...
I have an outline that I started last year because I almost used it for my second
book instead of Puzzled. Upon rereading the outline, it's actually almost completely
done, which was a surprise to me, and do I really want to be one of those writers who
just sits on good ideas for years at a time?
The only other consideration I have is that both my first two books and this new
story are set not just in the same world, but also the same country. The new one
takes place before any of the characters are born and centers around completely
different events, but still. Maybe I've had enough of Shank, you know? Maybe it'd be
healthy to take a break.
And I do have a plot outline kicking around for a story that would be set in a
different country. One where I'd be aloud to end names with vowels, and people live
longer so my characters could feasibly be adults, and where it isn't a patriarchy, so
some of the main characters could actually be female without me sacrificing internal
consistency. (Actually, I have two plots set in that world, but one is much more
polished than the other.)
Oh! And! Speaking of the inconvenience of names ending in consonants!
The one big flaw I found in the outline I had worked out is that two characters I
wanted to include turned out to have rhyming names, and I didn't notice at the time.
It'll be my first time making romance an actual plot element in a story, so I don't
want to mess it up by having names that make it seem like they're sisters.
So if you want to comment a name that is not used by an actual country or
culture, which also sounds distinctly feminine, and doesn't end with a vowel (or
vowel sound), please do!
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