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Patreon Account Setup

I have setup a Patreon account to allow early access to my work as I make progress towards becoming a writer and eventually finishing my first novel.

I am beginning work on a short story that I hope to finish within a few months.  My plan is for it to take place in the same world and introduce some characters from my novel.  I will post more here as I make progress.

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Recent Thoughts on My project

What age group am I targeting?  Who is my audience in general? As I have described in previous posts, I am in the beginning stages of creating a story.  I will probably be publishing it here on this blog.  My goal is for it to be comparable in length to a novel, but I will publish here in chapters. Obviously if I write this whole "book" or whatever it turns out to be, I would like everyone to read it.  It is looking like the main characters may be high school aged kids.  This got me thinking that maybe I should write this as a young adult fiction.  I'm still not sure which way to go with it.  I would like it to be interesting to adult readers.  Maybe if I just don't go too far in that direction I can keep it interesting to both groups.  I know I can't appeal to all readers, so I will have to make a choice at some point.

Continued Progress

  It has been a while since I posted here.  Since last time I have posted several other things on Patreon .  I have been continuing to work on my first short story.  The final draft is almost complete.  When that is complete I will probably post it here.  The notes and earlier drafts will be on Patreon.  It has been interesting.  The story was originally planned as kind of an introduction to the story that I will write for my novel.  That has changed.  I am going to keep the short story as is, but many of the details of the world will be different in the novel.   I am starting on a second short story that will take place in the same world as the larger story, unless things change again.  I have just gotten started on that one, so it will be a while.  As I get stuck on that story I will continue to do other writing.  Some of that will be posted here and some on Patreon.  Writing is still new to me, so I will continue to learn and practice as much as I can.

Writing Practice

My last 3 posts have been some writing practice unrelated to the story I am working on.  I chose to write about running since I've been doing a lot of that lately.  I started with a first person account of going on a morning run, then I copied that and changed it to third person point of view .  Some things are different between the two just because they sounded better.  It was fun to write about something personal. I came back a couple days later and read them both.  I didn't really like either one.  The first person story seemed like it had "I" in every sentence, and the third person story had "he" in every sentence.  I decided to try to write something that doesn't use either one .  I managed to do it and I like the way it reads, but I'm not sure how it would work for a longer story.  I feels more like a poem.  Most of the "sentences" aren't actual sentences.  I think I'll give it a couple days again and come back and read it