Now that anonymity is no longer required, check out my short story.
Now that it's had a week to sit, I'm much less happy with the opening than I was. But overall I am happy with it and I'm brainstorming the possibilities of turning it into a YA novel series. Not that I don't have a million other projects running already, of course.
Aww, well I didn't get around to reading your story (or any of the stories), but I did catch the Hitchhiker's reference--does that count?ReplyDelete
Do it. I would be very intrigued to see you expand on this.ReplyDelete
I posted a response to your new comment under my story. Great job in the contest. Fourth is nothing to laugh at. You came in higher than me.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm not laughing. If it wasn't for that Westian juggernaut I may have had a read shot.
I knew that one was yours (but voted for it anyway). Actually, I think we all knew.ReplyDelete
I think I'm the only one who voted for mine.
Which one was yours anyway.
The plan I posted over there, for easier finding by myself.
1 Young Hagoth Plays It Safe (basically the same months this story takes place over but expanded to novel size)
2 Young Hagoth Builds a Better Breastplate (Hagoth does what his father wants, but slowly starts meeting with Lehonti and retired adventurers etc at the same time; probably ends in disaster when his father finds out)
3 untitled . . . . . . (Actually, at this point I'm not sure. If I were actually querying I would figure out exactly how and when he moves to the sea etc. Probably a volume to get to the sea [in Morianton when the war breaks out there?], a volume to leave and then . . . should I take him on adventures? Maybe three volumes would be best for this imagined query.)
Done some more thinking. Since young Hagoth DOES build a better breastplate, the series will turn to war. And I can deglamorize it all I want. Plus, boats will be needed and he will be hired to militarize them. That'll be his in.
Structuring each book around a different theme'll be fun.
1 - failure
2 - success
3 - romance
4 - adventure
5 - journey