Here we have some of my earliest attempts at writing pitches for the Doctor Who stories I’m working on.
Of course I expect to work on these if I expect to publish any of these stories; these were my first attempts, nothing more.
These pitches are here on the Shattered Waters site, instead of my main site, for one very specific, and likely very odd, reason:
I’d realized, after getting rather far into the character creation process, that the “black diamond” theme used by a certain parasite in my Who fics was also in use by a certain recurring character in my other work.
And since the Shattered Waters theme has a great deal to do with travel between different universes, or at least the connections to be found, it seemed appropriate to include the Who fics and that “coincidence” as an example of such a connection.
They should be posted in the general order that I would like to publish them. That is, the order that (with one very specific exception) the Doctor would experience them.
Naturally, with typos that I didn’t notice until after I sent it in. *facepalm*
I’m mostly sure the few I’ve found are all there was, and I’m hoping it doesn’t influence any judging, but… yeesh.
I’ve had fun doing business with BloodRoseAngel over on deviantArt. Our business transactions have included me buying a sketchbook that she created for an Expo in England.
Since I’m in the U.S., and have limited travel capabilities, I obviously could not attend the Expo…but I could pre-order the book.
And since I was one of the first ten to pre-order the book, I qualified for a free sketch.
And this is what she drew for me: Continue reading
Edited and reposted on my deviantArt account.
Don’t mind me, I’m just trying to work out the mechanics of how certain elements of magic work in some of my storylines.
Consider this a “first draft” of the idea.
Oddly enough, the reason I came up with this had little to do with figuring out how the magic worked, and much to do with deciding why some of my major characters might not be precisely human.
A long time ago, a distant and faded memory to even the oldest of realms, the worlds were separated by a powerful barrier.
I haven’t made up my mind whether this should go in the book.
But here I give you the current opener to my 2010 NaNoWriMo novel, Wandering One.
Note: These two sections are at completely different stages of editing.
Nicole had been wandering her entire life. Her father’s career demanded they be on the move, and she had learned to get used to it.
She had learned to love it. Continue reading
This post was originally written March 13, 2012, and any reference to dates refers to that. The post has been in drafts for a long, long time.
The story described within was being edited to submit to Writers of the Future, and since they have a blind judging session, I deemed it best to remove the post.
However, the story has since been submitted… and rejected. So, I feel free to tell you all about it, and I’ll try submitting the story to a magazine or self-publishing at some later date.
I mentioned in my other blog, Side Quest Publications, that I want to find/create some kind of graphic progress meter that doesn’t rely on word count to define “progress.”
Well, my short story, titled Rite of Passage, is effectively the first thing that I could put on such a meter as “complete.”
Just a draft, nothing more, of the prologue to an idea that’s been rattling around in my head.
You might have seen it up on deviantArt.
A long time ago, the world was at war. Nations sought newer and better weapons to surpass their enemies; they developed what they could, and stole what they could not.