I found the early beginnings of a book I started to write some time ago. My oldest child read it and said, "Thats pretty good" and suggested I write some more. Now that I have some extra spare time on my hands (so far the move at work has been good to me) I may take the advice. Who knows, maybe my next career will be as a novelist. That would be awesome!
What is it about?
I am still developing the plot of the story and the characters, but I have a good start. I started working on a map today which will help me with travels and places. Right now I have introduced one main character (retired soldier who has turned to farming and raising a family) and five minor characters (which are mainly there for support of the main). I have developed a profile for another main character, but it will be some time before I introduce him in the story.
Basically, it’s along the lines of a fantasy, good vs. evil, magic and mystery, evil rears its ugly head after hiding out and gets defeated in the end by the good folks of the story. Like every other story written after LOR was published, lol. I am thinking of limiting the magic portions just because I am less comfortable with that sort of thing, but I really am very early in the writing. With my luck, it will end up playing a major role. I will probably spend most of my time, for now, working out how I want it to go before really getting into the writing. My mind is going in a thousand directions all at once. I really need to focus on one or two things at a time or I will not get anything accomplished.