Everything that never ended

So I’ve been hav­ing kind of mixed feel­ings about my online ser­i­al nov­el, Every­thing that nev­er hap­pened, which has been stalled since, oh, August or so. June, if I’m hon­est with myself. This week I decid­ed to push it to the back burn­er, and work instead on Salyx, which is my 2006 Nano nov­el. I’ve had some good ideas recent­ly for that sto­ry, and it’s been more and more in the fore­front of my writ­ing brain, so it only seemed nat­ur­al I’d get to it.

But in the last two days, two of my friends (both named John, coin­ci­den­tal­ly) have inquired about the sta­tus of Every­thing etc. One has read to the first inter­lude; the oth­er has made it to chap­ter 8 or so. And so I’ve start­ed to think that maybe I should push through, and get a first draft com­plet­ed (which, hon­est­ly, is what this par­tic­u­lar online nov­el is).

So in the next lit­tle while I’m going to try and do both. I’ve decid­ed to try using Spacejock’s yWriter soft­ware to work on Salyx; I may try using it for Every­thing as well. We’ll see how this goes.

If I find I real­ly can’t han­dle two writ­ing projects at once, I guess I’ll have to choose. At this point the choice looks like it would fall to Salyx’s favour, but who knows? Maybe get­ting in there, get­ting my hands dirty with those char­ac­ters from the spooky, zom­bie-infest­ed 17th cen­tu­ry will rekin­dle my fer­vor for Every­thing.

I hope this post is of inter­est to some­one oth­er than me… but even if it ain’t, it’s some­thing I want­ed to say. Well, write. Well, type.

3 thoughts on “Everything that never ended

  1. I’m afraid I haven’t looked at ETNH, but I got­ta say: GREAT TITLE. Not too many titles func­tion as a hook.

    I just post­ed a minire­view on Helix. Have you read it?

  2. Yeah, it’s one of those titles that wait­ed a long time for me to start to hang a sto­ry on it. I’ve even got a sound rea­son for the title, and it involves zom­bies.

    Helix sounds inter­est­ing. I’ll have to track that down, after I’ve got­ten through my cur­rent stack.

  3. I must say, that I look for­ward to read­ing both. I had start­ed ETNH, I think I read the first 10 or so chap­ters… Is there any­where I can go to see Salyx still? I for­get which one that was. Are you adding to it? Or edit­ing? I need to print these sto­ries off, oth­er­wise I nev­er read them. I don’t have time at work any­more, I am too busy work­ing!

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