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12 December 2007 @ 11:13 am
So *cough* today I'm writing the wolves. WTH, muse? I have no idea what it's going to do from day to day - wolves, or pirates. I suppose in the end, I'll have two new books done.

Not only is my muse being fickle, but it's also decided to give me an idea for a whole new approach to Callista. One that, even as I type this I don't think I'm going to use. But it would have been interesting.

I also realized today how many books I have on the table, waiting to be written in the Children of Gaia series alone:

Elysia and Parr - done
McClairen and Callista - in progress
Dom and TBA (Note: Adric may get his own book, or he may get nothing. A short story? I don't know. Adric is being difficult.)
Possibly a prequel telling Delilah and Oberon's story. Or this may just be a short story that gives a glimpse into their history together. Is it considered bad form to fanfic my own stuff? Cause that's what their story kind of feels like.
Eliana (Parr and Elysia's daughter)

Ok, that's eight books, not including any I might want to tell about side characters who show up in, say, McClairen's book. I also expect the space pirates to be a series, though I don't think the MC will change - I think Mercy's story is complex enough to take up at least two, maybe three novels all by itself.

I know there are all these rules about unpublished authors not doing series books. And what am I doing? But I can't help it. The characters won't go away. They won't leave me alone to go and create a totally new world with totally new characters. I suppose if I absolutely had to, I could abandon them and move on to something else. But I really, really don't want to.

*sigh*  Expect a snippet later today.
-peartreealley on December 12th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
While you have 8 book ideas going for a single world, there's nothing to say that during book 3 or 4 or whatever, another idea will hit you outside of the series. So you might have 2 or 3 potential series, but it doesn't mean you're going to write them all linearly. Look at your current musings with Space Pirates?

The big trouble with unpublished writers dedicating themselves to series they want published is that if they don't let them stand alone, they end up with one book they can't sell, and seven other books that won't sell because they rely too much on one another. And they have nothing else.

That isn't your issue, so don't worry about it, and write the things that make you passionate :)

Edited at 2007-12-12 07:25 pm (UTC)
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 12th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
True. Sometimes I worry about things I shouldn't. :)
-peartreealley on December 12th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
I spend HOURS worrying about things I shouldn't. Haha.
-peartreealley on December 12th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
I lie. I can spend cumulative days.

xlanaxlana on December 12th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
There are rules? Uh-oh.

I came up with the opening scene of the fifth Skesseks Crew book two weeks ago. (-: And titles for the next three:
"The Rafekan Drum" (which i've already started working on)
"Earth Con" (working title)
"The Stormsearcher Experiment"