Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Going back to the beginning

My first novel was meant to be epic fantasy.

Somewhere along the line it changed. It stopped being the novel it was meant to be. I looked for something to blame, tried to blame the self-publishing expectation that my novel should be 60,000 odd words. I tried to tell the story in a space too small for what it was meant to be, and as a consequence it keeps falling short of the great story I believe it is.

This is not what the novel was meant to be. I have finally accept that. This book won't be 60,000 words, or even 100,000. It will be 250,000.

That means a lot more still to write, but at the end of the day its going to be epic.

This is the novel I set out to write at the start. It is fitting that in the end I am coming back to that.

And for all those that need it, a little inspiration!

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