I realised the other day that I’ve been updating my LiveJournal pretty often, and I’ve neglected this blog. If you’re on LJ, you can follow me at http://elven-wolf.livejournal.com, but for the moment I am attempting to keep both blogs updated at once. (Thank you, Windows Live Writer!)
Among other goings-on, I’ve finished the definitive draft of Terra Paradox, the YA novella that starts off the series ‘Gods of Gaia’. This series will be a complete revamping of my ‘Legacy of Olympus’ trilogy that never got finished. My beta readers for that had reactions which ranged from ‘great! I couldn’t put it down!’ to ‘I couldn’t even get into it’. While that sort of thing is to be expected, I had problems with it myself, so I shelved it.
To be honest, I don’t even remember what made me pick up the bare bones of the story and rearrange them. I knew I couldn’t finish it as it was – I’d grown as a writer and person since I last worked on it, and I was no longer in the same headspace that I’d been then. I couldn’t write the same story, even if it was meant to be ‘Young Adult’ fiction.
It is, however, a fairly large tale, which, at its core, was always meant to chronicle a war for independence in an alternate reality. So it will take two or three books to tell, even in its current ‘stripped down’ version.
For now, I will leave you with the wonderfulness that is the ‘Trololo Song’. RIP Eduard Khil.