Jan 28 2014

Old Projects Get Some New Life

Posted by Mathias in Novels, Projects

At the risk of adding even more to my already crowded plate, I have decided to resurrect two very, very old projects that were once dear to me.

These are two of the first novels I attempted to write, and later adandoned to other interests and were sacrificed due to lack of time.

I will get around to adding pages on this site for both Daughters of Fate and Circle of the Hunt as time permits me to.

How old are these two projects?  Well, Daughters of Fate actually started as a novel titled The Secret Princess when I was in high school!  That’s the late 80s for anyone who cares.

In college, it morphed into an entirely different story, took on its new title, and  became much more of an epic tale.  While the entire plot of Daughters of Fate was fleshed out, I got bogged down about a third of the way through it.  No matter how many times I went back and editted and rewrote, I still failed at almost exactly the same spot.

As my first novel, I was hung up on it being perfect.  With every moment having to make perfect sense within the greater context of the story.

Having gone back over these last few years and studied classic from Lord of the Rings to the Dark Elf Trilogy, I’ve realized that perfection and the seeking of it is unnecessary.  Every novel, no matter how great or loved, has plot holes and sloppy sections that don’t make perfect sense.  Only those who refuse to read with a critical eye don’t see this.

So, armed with this knowledge, I am ready to tackle this lost love of mine once more.

As for Circle of the Hunt, well, it was a vampire/werewolf story before such stories were as cool and common as they are today.  I hesitate to bring this one out of the closet, only because everyone seems to want to write these kinds of stories.

The original plot was very shallow, but over the years I’ve been scribbling notes about how to make it better and more than just what other authors have done with the topic.  I think I have it now and hope it turns out as good on paper as it does in my mind.

I worry that I have simply too many projects at current, but I’d rather be too busy than not busy at all.

2 Responses to “Old Projects Get Some New Life”

  1. John McClain Says:

    Excellent! Looking forward to seeing where you go next!

  2. Mathias Says:

    I hope I’m going nowhere but UP! LOL

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