Well, The More Things Change: finished finally! And I’m kind of proud of it.
First, for finishing something I wanted to write. It’s cool. It’s a cool feeling.
I know it pushed some boundaries, and I appreciate folks sticking with it through the “valley of the shadow” to the end. I’m a sucker for a wholesome ending, but only when earned, so I hope it was earned (even if I wound up taking it easy on ol’ Searce at the end. I actually always had a bit of a soft spot for him, even when he was doing absolutely horrible things.)
I started TMTC just out of a desire to capture some of the wild, horny energy of the decades of the CYOC and have it, you know, well-written, with a plot and not be utter shite. I was surprised by how much I wanted to write about homophobia and by how much of this year of therapy got in there by the end, lol. Write what you know, I guess. The Greek mythology framing device was actually one of the last components, but wow, that was fun to write. I almost want to do a long series about an entirely new, gay, sexy pantheon now merrily wreaking havoc…
That’ll have to wait though, because I have to dive back into the world of A Cure For Global Warming, which is something I know at least a few folks around here will be excited about. I also have a very personal one-shot I promised myself, and I kind of want to do a very gay and horny political thriller/war epic set in the not-too-distant future.
It’s been fun learning I can write fiction, and I’ll always appreciate the site for helping me learn that about myself.
I’ll probably keep this thread going for a while, so if you’re interested in my work and have any questions, please ask away!