A Big Project Started

17 Oct

Yes, I seem to have found that I am incredibly ambitious and have started what could potentially be a massive novel. Huh. Should I run screaming and buy a straight jacket?

You see, I was going through a folder on my PC with the name ‘My Writing’ and came across character lists. Now, not too many characters, granted, but wayyy back )I’m talking like 4-5 years back) I made these lists, and when I read through them, things started happening.

I had been working on a short story (I set aside my Dragon-story because I was falling asleep – yep, I know) and then I minimized the screen; the character list was sitting there, all innocent. I missed it on the first pass, but now I opened it up, saw the lists, and bang.

Then I drank some tea (our coffee is finished), decided to come a check email and Facebook and blogs and such quickly, and now I’m writing this post. πŸ™‚

So, what’s the story about? Well, it involves meteorites, tribal uprisings, the pirate DVD market, and stuff I haven’t thought of yet. πŸ™‚

Cheers for now (I’m gonna steal some coffee, have a smoke, and then climb back into the writing),



Posted by on October 17, 2009 in Musings



11 responses to “A Big Project Started

  1. Barbara Friend Ish

    October 17, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Dave, I must say there is nothing quite so exciting as the suspicion that one has just opened a huge can of fictional worms. Enjoy the ride! Can’t wait to hear how it’s going.

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      October 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Barbara! πŸ™‚ I’m definitely looking forward to how this progresses – one thing is for sure, though; in terms of size, this will be ‘The Stand’. πŸ™‚

  2. Lood

    October 18, 2009 at 11:32 am

    I have to agree. The writing bug bit me on Friday evening, after being inspired by Lady Gaga’s pokerface… Yeah I know… But I’ve been working on this musical very creatively named Alice – The Musical for our local amateur drama society, based on “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland” as well as “Through the looking glass” and Frank Beddor’s “Looking glass wars”. This lead me to thinking about my other writings, and before I knew it, I pulled out one of my old story sheets and re-edited it. Now I have a musical and a post apocalyptic pirate novel warring for time in my head!

    And It’s fun!

    Nothing like over zealous plot bunnies jumping up and down for some attention!

    So I wish you luck, and all the best. By the sound of it, you’ve started something epic!

  3. edifanob

    October 19, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Good Luck!

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      October 20, 2009 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ BTW, check the post spotlighting Stephen Zimmer’s new book. πŸ™‚

  4. Jack Gilbert

    October 19, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Let’s try and chat on IM soon – I need to talk with you about something.
    Many thanks, Jack

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      October 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm

      Good stuff, Jack, ready when you are. πŸ™‚ Send me an email if I’m not online, and I’ll fire up the PC. πŸ™‚

  5. Steve

    October 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I really want to know how this progresses…make time and dive into it full-force, Dave! You will be glad that you did. I love that feeling when a bunch of ideas click together for a project, and it sounds like you hit that zone! keep me posted.

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      October 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks Stephen, I really appreciate your confidence! πŸ™‚ I’ve written the intro – set the scene for the characters, letting it stew around in my head until I get my new notebook next week, and then it’ll be full steam ahead. πŸ™‚

  6. kimmie

    October 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    wow you have a lot of ideas. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Goodluck!

  7. Chris Patrick

    November 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

    DVD Piracy. LOLZ. I only wish my newest project was so unique! Sci-Fi zombies will just have to do!


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