Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mullings on the Defunct

So, I've been zooming my way through Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series (why on EARTH did I wait so long to read these?!?!?!), and it has put me in the mood to look over Project 1. You remember project 1. The thing I swore I was nearly done with, only to abandon it completely and move on to a younger, prettier project. Yeah, that one.

So during excessive downtime today at work, I started re-reading some of the snippets I have saved...pretty much everywhere. And really, it's not as hideous as I remember. I can easily pick out the pieces that ARE, and they're all the first pieces I wrote years ago. But the more recent stuff I worked on, just before shelving the whole thing, really isn't bad.

Granted, it needs plot work. But I think fixing the plot is going to involve writing new pieces, and making cosmetic changes on old pieces. I don't think I'll have to actually scrap too much. That makes me like...ahead, right?

3 comments:

BeshterBooks said...

Is this the ARRR, Pirates one?

Loquacious Me said...

Yup, that'd be the one. Sorta kinda.

BeshterBooks said...

I'd still love to see that one come out. It was an interesting idea.