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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Works in Progress

This is a list of the seven (7!) novels that I have in some stage of progress. They are listed in order of word count:

* Identity (formerly Wanted) -- 100K words, manuscript complete. Needs a re-write to update the technology used. I also need to revisit Wayne's spiritual life, and make sure his character arc makes sense and that there is appropriate change for him. Target is the CBA marketplace.

* Nowhere Man -- 62K words. I really dig this story and the characters, but have been stuck for years on one plot point. I just need to write through this point, finish it up, and then fix it in the re-write. But I just can't do it.

* A Hero Over His Head -- Down to 47K words, after the first batch of edits on what I did for NaNo. I like this story, the idea of a futuristic superhero story for the CBA marketplace. I have only the barest-bones of plot outlines for what ahppens next, but I don't have the specific worked out -- it's a thriller/mystery, so the specifics of the plot (how they capture the bad guy) is actually pretty important.

* NorthCross -- 35K words. The very first novel I ever started, another superhero thing. I include it here just because I would like to eventually pick it up again. But it is last in the priority list.

* Country Church -- 31K words. I like the theme of this one, and I have the basic plot outline, and most of the characters introduced. I am not passionate about it, but it may have the best CBA market appeal.

* CUL8R -- 22K words. Again, I dig the theme, and the few main charactes I have come up with work. But it is a long way from being ready to got much further.

* Power in the Blood -- 19K words. A Christian vampire story set around 2040, what else can be said? I have the general plot outline for the major characters, and like the thematic elements.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's about 316K words, plus or minus 1200 pages, not including what you've cut. Wow. I'm impressed.
And do press through Nowhere Man, it was a neat concept.
Just keep writing, writing, writing...

11:21 PM  
Blogger I.I. said...

Thanks for the encouragement, KP. There is something about writing a large number of words, on anything, but somehow I wish it all had been more directed.

Nowhere Man still seems to me to be workable. I'll let you know if/when it gets going again.

3:46 PM  

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