|200,000 Words Later
||[Oct. 8th, 2006|11:17 am]
purchasThis has been the year of |
I started in January- on a whim -and now- four "books" and nearly 200,000 words later- I've just posted the final installment. The story arc is complete.
There's material for another cycle. But do I need to write it? Is there anything more to be said about this particular set of characters?
Right now, I think I need to put the toys away in the toy box, close the lid and walk away.
I am so amazed and impressed by what you've achieved here. I was telling my Mum about you and your Purchas novels on Friday, and looked up when the purchas
account had been created so that I could tell her when you'd begun, expecting it to be at least 18 months ago, maybe more like 2 years. But no - it's only just 10 months, and in that time you've churned out four extremely good novels.
I think you're right to leave it aside for now. The events of the last installment (which I won't refer to directly for the sake of spoilers!) really bring the long arc of the existing four novels to a close. But picking it up again in 6 months' time for a final polish up before you start seriously sending it out to publishers is a must - and we will
keep hassling you about it until you do!
Finally, I absolutely loved the updates about each character in the epilogue. Each one just seems so right, and I especially enjoyed your playful crypticness about the Count!
Thank you, so much.
I'm amazed I managed to write so much in so short a time. It was as if the characters just got hold of me and wouldn't let go.
I have ideas for a sequel. I've even written a few pages, but I feel I need to let the pressure build up again before I carry on.
But picking it up again in 6 months' time for a final polish up before you start seriously sending it out to publishers is a must - and we will keep hassling you about it until you do!
I absolutely second this!!
2006-10-08 08:09 pm (UTC)
I have been saving them all in order to read it all together :)
I got behind during my move, and now that they are complete and online, they will give me evening installments through the winter!
A wonderful achievement, Tony-so imaginative--unique.
Your praise means so much.
Right now It feels like I'm on holiday, but I have a scratchy feeling at the back of my mind that these characters are going to haul me back in eventually and get me working for them again.
it's really only been since january? wow. it feels like so much longer. i've enjoyed the series very much.
(ps-- purchas' bio info on lj needs updating!)
Just ten months....
I'm so glad you liked it.
Hah. I haven't looked at Purchas's info page for ages. Thanks for the nudge. I'll go and update it.
Will you be keeping the stories on here? I am terribly behind but oh so love the stories. Do I need to rush to read them?
I intend to keep the Purchas account open indefinitely.
I'm so glad you're enjoying the stories.