Friday, November 12, 2010

Next Task: Herculean Undertaking

So I haven't posted in a while. Work has been crazy busy, I've been doing all the querying legwork for Digilife (a couple nibbles, no bites yet, but it's early), and also starting my next original piece of fiction, tentatively entitled "Geneis Next", about a meteor crash involving a panspermia terraforming life form aboard.

Anyway, that's probably going to take a while, because I've also decided to do something else. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a particular PC game, Final Fantasy 7. The plot, the character development, the interactions; it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that that game has had a huge influence on my writing style. And now I'm going to return the favor.

I'm going to write out the game as a novel. Obviously this will be strictly fan fiction, with no plans to sell the work or anything around it. I'm going to put it up, chapter by chapter, on (a great place to read, btw), so you can feel free to read it there (Prologue is already up), but feel free to post any ideas you might have to impliment or emails you would like chapters sent to. Obviously this is going to take a while, as it's a side project, and I don't plan on scimping on the story, so it's going to be HUGE (I'm guessing approaching 175k words or so, possibly more), so if you are an early reader and are anxious for more, don't yell at me.

BTW, all original story and characters are owned by Square Enix. Again, there will be no sales associated with this project, I'm only doing it because I'm flat out obsessed with this game, and more so, this story....

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