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December 23, 2011
Posted at 4:29 pm

School Daze

I know many were hoping for the next story in Marc Breuster's life but it's not ready yet. :)

This story just came to me as I was lying in bed this morning and, after thinking about it, I decided to type it up and see if I felt like posting it. (Yes, I actually started and finished a story in less than four hours, a new record for me!!)

Strangely, I start a lot of stories -- some longer than others -- but I don't always finish them. I can't count the number of stories I've begun but cast aside because they just didn't amuse me anymore. This one was short and...well...not sweet, but...

Anyway, there are a few stories that I know I will eventually finish. Stories like "Obedience", the first story in the "Rings" universe which I'll finish someday just because I've worked on it for so many years or "The Mirror Darkley", the first story in the "Mirrors" universe, that has been bubbling up in my head quite a bit in the past year. Actually, those two stories are kind of prime examples of the dichotomy of my work. "Obedience" (which currently has 10 chapters finished, another almost finished, and three or four more in my head) started four years ago or so as an idea and I just free-formed the writing, letting the story come to me and spitting it out whenever a new idea struck (sometimes with months between the chapters), then re-reading it for edit and polish and so on. "The Mirror Darkley" is something altogether different; I've not written a single word but I've been "story-boarding" the entire thing out with detailed notes on the characters, their desires, motivations and so forth, timelines, plot points and so on. Yet, despite their differences, I absolutely know I'll finish both of them because...well...I really, really LIKE them.

Anyway, thank you for reading and may you and yours have a wonderful holiday.