Stories Waiting to Get Out

As you all know, Annie and I have our first draft of Second Class Supers done, but we’ve had issues getting back on track to do our second draft. I am hoping that during our honeymoon, we will take some time to get moving on the project again, especially since some other story ideas are starting to pour out of me, and I’d prefer to collaborate versus writing them independently.

The first idea was that Annie and I would do a fantasy story to combat the more sci-fi natured, Second Class Supers. I’ve written out a little bit relating to the plot, and have much more in my head just bouncing around and wanting to get out. It would be a take on the whole Atlantis thing. Annie and I watched BBC’s Atlantis and were less than impressed. We figure we could do a much more fun implementation of that mythos. I’ve entitled the project, The Atlantis Countdown, but I think its more of a working title than what it would be called at the end. I am not sure if it would be a short story, novella or novel. With the difficulties we’ve had in going back to edit our works, I don’t know if we are going to tackle another novel any time soon.

Another idea that I’ve had is for a more hard sci-fi short story about the first human spaceship to travel the same distance as light travels in a year. The working title for this story is Goodbye Sol. I’ve written a lot more relating to the rules of the world, the characters, and whatnot. I’ve also started to quickly summarize the overall plot points. The idea is much more developed than The Atlantis Countdown, but I still don’t want to take on the writing of it on my own, as I’ve realized I enjoy working collaboratively with my wife.

So we need to get Second Class Supers done soon. I’m still toying around with the idea of contacting some agents to see if it would be worth working on getting it published traditionally, but I go back and forth on that all the time.

By the end of this year, I would really like the final draft of Second Class Supers to be done and ready to publish either through self-publishing systems or working towards traditional publishing. So many ideas for stories rattling around in my head. It is all about execution though…

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