This was my main thought driving home Friday evening. Over the weekend I’ve just been letting my mind work through different permutations of the battle. Today I think I have the basic mechanics worked out, which needs to be solidly in place before I start writing the last scene to finish up the story. The fighting should be pretty interesting with lots of movement and completely different than how the main hero Startüm fights against these creatures. Also it has to bring all of the pieces I have in play together. So far I really like how it’s shaping up.
At times I wonder if I should release the book in smaller quarter segments for one or two dollars each like I’ve seen some new writers doing. It’s tempting in one way. It would be nice to get the story out sooner and not make people wait so long for the entire book to be finished, but to finish up any story correctly takes a lot of work. To be honest I’d rather spend less time on that process and more time on writing, because my rough draft needs lots and lots of clean up. It’s easier to just go through it at one time, also cheaper since I wouldn’t have to do new book covers each time either. Also, from what I’ve been reading about some of the top writers is that they are not too concerned about writing more before releasing their book. It seems like they’d rather have a great story and end it where they want to then to worry about a predetermined page or word count. The more I think about it for my own story the more it seems like a good idea and basically explains what I’ve been doing with Destiny. I’m just writing the story I want and ending it at the point where I’ve planned this whole time. If there is more details and pieces of the story then I planned on initially, it’s okay. I’m just letting the story tell itself, even if that means I’m writing a longer book than I’d planned initially. If I tried to rush the story, compress it or leave something out, then I wouldn’t be happy with the results, so why not do it right the first time?
I’ll try to keep up my blog posts better as long life gives me the time. Otherwise the blog gets set to the side as I focus on work, life and keeping the story going. Don’t worry, it’ll be worth the wait. You’ll end up getting two stories for the price of one, even with me pushing some stuff out until book three. Also I’ve added in a couple of our vacation pics from Monte Carlo and France. We ended up driving back through France on our trip back home instead of driving through Monte Carlo, Italy, Milano, Switzerland and then Germany. It would have been cooler to drive the second route, especially since I’m a Civilization V player who has had to takeover Milano in most of my games. What?!? It’s the best way for me to get them to produce the units I want for domination wins. Only a gamer would compare driving through Europe to a Civilization V game.