I've been procrastinating with False Star. I started thinking of a solution that goes in a direction I'm not sure about. But it does fit the themes of my story so it's worth exploring. We are all worried about being cliche and that's a matter of perception. You don't know your audience so you hope they connect with your work. All you can do is to commit to your take and do it your way.
Yara Flor from the tribe of the Amazons of the Amazon is the new Wonder Woman, who, in the absence of Princess Diana, came out of obscurity from the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil to protect Man’s World from the magic that is within it. Yara Flor is a demigod who hails not from the...
I thought of a sequel called "a tale of two failures". That focuses on his relationship with Superman's other attempt at having a sidekick "Boy Thunder".
Idiot: "Writers editing their story after they post it online is so annoying. It ruins the story!"
Same idiot, two posts later: "Writers deleting their story because they're being harassed or don't like it anymore are embarrassing and are bad writers."
Soooo...which is it, mate? What, exactly, is it you're expecting of fanfiction writers? Cuz last I checked they were hobbyists and you, idiot, are a supposedly published author who threw a several page long tantrum about how fanfic writers calling themselves authors invalidated you as an author because you don't think they're worthy of the term. So, again, which is it? Are these hobbyists worthy of being held to the standards of published authors (in which case, yes, those complaints are valid, if rather rude) or are they not (in which case, you're just a **** punching an easy target to make your overly-inflated ego feel better while they're doing what makes them happy). Either way, you're making a fool of yourself.
I feel odd as a fan like I don't fit in any fandom currently. Becoming a writer trained me to think about the potential each ideas rather than whether it's right or wrong. But I'm opiniated and need to learn restraint and how to pick my fights.
I pitched one of my novel ideas to my writing group and they liked it.
It's a YA urban fantasy series called Umbran Tales.
The funny thing with pitching is you need to have a flexible plan. When you are in the hot seat, you tend to forget the plan so being able to remember the core of your story is ideal.
I also have a problem with plotting. I have ideas but they are very spread out. And plotting a series is extra tricky because you could be saving stuff for later. When you pitch you should bring your best stuff out first.
I tend to have a lot of ideas but not a structure or a focus yet. Coming with ideas is the fun part of writing but structuring them is the hard part.
Surprisingly I find my fanfic pitches feel more focused than my original ideas. But that's cause I have a starting point and a framework to build off.
It's a learning curve.
Umbran Tales got started as a KH/FF style franchise but then I saw Haider and made it an Urban fantasy...lol
Writing a novel is too big a task so I shelved "False Star" for short stories. Ironically I had a hard time committing to a short story idea as not finishing the novel kept getting to me.
I thought doing a short story set in the universe of my novel would be a compromise. "False Star" is about an ex-convict in the future who joins a group of alien Knights on a journey to find a mythical missing planet. When I pitch it to others, they respond with it should be a tv show so I thought about doing a short story that could feel like a teaser for the main novel.