I spent much of 2016 writing stuff I didn't care about for people I didn't care about. Late in the year, I got back to writing my own stuff by writing a book for fiction writers about making money on Fiverr. I thought I'd sell a few copies, but mostly I wanted to get back into the habit of writing my own stuff on a regular basis.
Well, here I am, writing my own stuff and more than that, writing my own fiction and it's oh so damn hard.
I tried yesterday and managed to write a total of 649 words--most of them terrible--in just under an hour. Today I put a bit more heart into it and wrote a bit more than 2500 words. They came easier than yesterday, but still not quite what I could call easy overall, ya know?
I have to take the wife to an appointment tomorrow, and I'm stopping to get a PO Box because hey, did I mention I'll be sending out a serial exclusive to folks on my e-mail list?
Yeah...I just have to write it first.
Me? I'm planning on getting bitten by a were-gerbil.
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I think the only Saberhagen I read was the book of (lost?) swords.
I was reading a Hambly series...I don't remember the name, but there were people who lived in caverns who were fighting some scary-ass bat things and I think there was a reveal that the bat things had been there first. I stopped reading because her sentences drove me insane.
Other tropes I enjoy;
"Rome" (or whatever) has just fallen, leaving much of the world in darkness.
Sauron wins, deal with it (Star Wars, but fantasy).
Magic goes out, or becomes unpredictable, or tainted in some way, hilarity ensues. (Weiss and Hickman's Dark Sword series deals with this)
Darwath; I like the premise behind that one. It's Zompocalyptic, but instead of zombies (which are stupid, literally) it's basically, I dunno, supernatural tiger-demons with a hive mind and tentacles. COOL AF!
"Apocalypse on Earth transforms it into a fantasy setting" is, for me, stale and overdone.
Also overdone is "Human (and Elven, and Halfling, and Dwarven, and et. al.)kind has been nearly undone by some war among immortals that ravaged the land, etc...
The book is for indie writers who need to earn a little extra cash to pay for covers, editing, and the like.
I have four cover candidates and I can't really figure out which one I like the best. The yellow one is the one I used as a working cover while I wrote the damn thing. The others are, well, just others.
If you could let me know which one is the most eye catching, or most professional looking, or just plain best, I'd appreciate it. Oh, and ignore the watermark on the red one with the light blue typewriter. If it wins, that won't be there.
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