The Way of the Shadow Blade editing progress: Chapter 21 of 32.
- Feb 1st 2009
I'm going to be blunt.
I am NOT giving up on The Way of the Shadow Blade
. But the more I reflect, the more I think it's going to be a long time before you see any more of it--perhaps even forever.
First...I am beginning to see even more of the flaws in the way I approached Shadow Blade
, compared to the way my Star Trek
fanfic novel is growing. It's going to take a much bigger revamp than what I've started, I think, to really make it work. I intend to see that through, even if it means I need to finish my fanfic all the way through first, just to know I can really write on such a scale successfully.
The other thing is this. It may turn out that this is not the venue for my work, once I start reposting. I need much better commentary than I'm getting--the kind that is helping my writing grow as I work on The Thirteenth Order
. I have lost pretty much all of my commenters who have been there from the beginning back in 2005 (with a VERY few exceptions--you know who you are). And I think perhaps there may be somewhere I can get what I am lacking here. Maybe it sounds greedy, but I don't care. The commentary helps me grow and keeps the story flowing. And I am missing that here.
Please understand--this is NOT an "I'm leaving" journal. I'm not--I still have a lot of people I like to watch here, so I won't be giving that up.
But I am going to more of my energy where there is payback and I am no longer going to allow myself to feel guilty about it.
La guÃa esencial de la Biblia
Murder by Magic: An anthology of twenty short stories including magic and a murder mystery. Includes stories by Diane Duane, Debra Doyle, James MacDonald, and more! There's some good stuff in there... (Only one more story pending...I'll be reading it someday now that I've finished the Mageworlds series.)
Sheezy Works--Clickable links to galleries!
Arbiter K: The Stranger, An Unlikely Exorcist
CafeCliche: Catalyst, Imperial Guard
Kay san: The Dark, Middle Ground
Lilac Wood: Too many to name!
*Sorry if I've forgotten any...also, this is for works with multiple installments only; poetry is not counted.