Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Writing: 2007

One day in 2007, a friend and fellow teacher and I were discussing World of Warcraft, and I commented that I would rather spend the time creating my own worlds than playing around in someone elses.  He said. "When you write the book, I'll read it."  I whipped out Princess of Amathar and gave him a typed copy-- which he didn't really want to read.

He asked if I had ever heard of Print on Demand, like Lulu.  I looked into it and liked what I saw.  Here I could publish my book without a huge investment on my part.  At least a few friends and relatives could get copies.  I would "vanity" publish it.  I did, and friends bought it.  I spent $50.00 and bought an ISBN (which seems expensive now, but wasn't then) and it appeared at Amazon.

All of a sudden, I thought, "Hey, I wrote a book.  I bet I could do it again." 

I sat down and plotted out a huge steampunk story.  I had many inspirations.  I wanted to write a huge multigenerational story-- a fantasy version of James Michener.  I was also fascinated with the Victorian mind set and Imperialism and its affects on local indigenous people.  I plotted out a big story in three parts and started writing.

No comments: