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September 1, 2016
Posted at 9:27 pm
Updated: September 2, 2016 - 9:55 am

"Oh hell... why not?"

That's what I said to myself after posting the start of "Dance with a Devil." It wasn't long before I put "Necromancer of Kemmril" up and I got a good response to it too.

Now the funny thing, to me anyway, is that Necromancer is the older story. I started that one years ago and I could never make the next chapter work. So it sat in the darkness while I moved on to other things.

Dance came about because I read a similar story and asked myself if I could write one like it. Turns out I could, and I'm rather fond of it. But I found myself in the same predicament with Dance as with Necromancer. I've written most of the next chapter, but now I'm not sure it's going where I originally planned it to.

After I joined this site though, and read the blogs of many authors, I realised that my stories had taken a life of their own, and no matter how I try and write them, they will go where they want, my plans be damned.

So it's time to pull out the rest of Necromancer and let it go where it will, and to let the music play for Dance. Some readers will think this a meaningless rant. Others will smile and nod as they recognise the same challenges they have faced, and others may just pick up a pen and see what flows from the tip. Either way, I hope you all look forward to seeing how my stories evolve as much as I now do.