Sunday, December 10, 2006
Some of you may already be aware that I'm working on a novel (aren't we all...?), currently going by the title of Evinden. As may be apparent from its meaningless and concocted title, it sits firmly in the fantasy genre, although I should probably point out that there are no pointy ears or orcs and nor is there a surprising abundance of the vertically-challenged.
It's been in the works since the turn of the century (I just wanted to say that) and was initially conceived as a movie script. When that became increasingly impractical, it went through various permutations including a brief dalliance with computer gaming before winding up as a novel. I started developing the concept into a novel in 2005 and have been making absurdly slow progress ever since.
Having finally realised that, at my current rate, the story would likely remain unfinished for the next decade, I've now embarked on something of a more regimented writing schedule. 30 minutes of writing a day is the minimum requirement and so far I've managed to stick to it - admittedly that's only been for two days, however. Except for a few close friends it remains unseen, as it's really not in an enjoyable state just yet. However, I intend to change that somewhat with the advent of this website, in the form of artwork and possibly even short stories outlining the 'world' of the novel and various sub-plots.