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I need your help/advice

I cannot decide which novel to concentrate on. I literally write a paragraph of one then change my mind and switch.

Please, cyberfam, advise me on which novel I should put my efforts into.

  1. Epic fantasy series, dark, piratey, demi-gods and goddesses, strange portals that cross over to our world, backstabbing, people getting stabbed in the back/front/side/face & love.
  2. Sci-fi, utopian-dystopia, MC is a kind of bounty hunter kinda sorta not really. Lots of action, aliens and swearing. Maybe a little love. Maybe inter-species lesbians… not sure yet.
  3. New adult novel about a shock artist and his assistant. Think “2 weeks notice” with Sandy Bullock if Huge Grant’s character was a Pollock/Marilyn Manson/Collin Christian… with more sex, drugs, cars and rock n roll and cakes.
  4. They all sound terrible. Go get a real job. Please burn all of your notebooks.

Please and thank you.

Love

Amberley

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122 thoughts on “I need your help/advice”

  1. Hi Amber, well I’ve never written a book, let alone two or three on the go at once, no wonder you’re jumbled and confused. Oh, when I wake in the morning, I don’t even know what day it is, and I only write 2-3 poems a week. Anyhow , enough bullshit, I do like a good sci-fi story and I love the Doctor Who series, (all 53 years of it). And in the end if you can’t chose, ..toss a coin !!

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    1. Bahahahahaha You’re funny, Ivor. I’m gonna accept that as a vote for number 2. I have written 3 novels and haven’t really had an issue. But now, I just can’t get my mind unfolded and straightened out. Thank you so much for your input.

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  2. This is my suggestion –
    First, is that a picture of you writing a novel with your right hand and typing one with your left hand?
    Anyway, I suggest finding some way to tie all three stories together and make them a trilogy. Since one of them involves different worlds, that seems easy. Then, no matter which novel you’re working on, you’re working on The Story.
    Eventually, you’ll get finished with one, which will drive the other two.

    I’ve done this before. My recommendation is if you decide to start with the sci-fi novel, don’t be super specific about technology, because if you take too long all the wonderful shit you came up with will be overcome by events and render your novel outdated. Sigh…

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    1. The first one, the fantasy, is 9 books long … … … 😥 I actually have maps and shit drawn out and 1 book of that is written… so I don’t think I could combine…
      If we get technical, I have about 43 (I think… maybe 46) novels plotted out and waiting to be written. So, these are just the ones fighting for preference in my mind.
      The sci-fi and the NA are both stand-alones.
      I have too many stories in my head and I just don’t write quick enough! 🤣 thank you, Ward, you adorbs little muffin.

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      1. HAHAHAHA “adorbs little muffin” – then for psychological reasons, I’d write the standalones first.
        I’m just saying, in 2007 I plotted out a trilogy in such a way that they could be read in any order, they related to one another, and one was sci-fi, one was fantasy and one was superhero. The sci-fi was overcome by events in the way I described above. The fantasy one was overcome by JK Rowling inventing her American wizard school on Pottermore. The superhero one was more episodic… and there’s a billion episodic superhero TV shows now.
        The only way to get around this is to write about things that never get dated.

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      2. Wardy muffins… Wow… Lol
        I could finish the one and update it. The intro could be a standalone short story. And I spent three hours doing research on the first sentence.

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      3. Bahahshahahaha please… please, Wardy muffins… I want to read this first sentence. Please…
        *does pouty face
        *looks up the definition of pout out of curiosity
        *is shocked, slighty…

        “To push one’s lips or one’s bottom lip forward as an expression of petulant annoyance or in order to make oneself look sexually attractive.”

        *thought it was to look like a puppy not to look sexually attractive
        *decides to never pout again

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      4. I will find that sentence in the morning, my pouting petulant hot puppy dog from down under.
        Man, I love writing sentences that I know have never been written before in all of recorded history!

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    2. I had the same idea..

      Maybe 46??… haha… maybe 46?… I have at most 5 books planned… and one of those is just a best of for the website… You are a boss if you have that many ideas planned out…

      Being another dimension/world/scifi… The tech doesn’t have to line up to where we are now or even in the future… Steam punk… Star Wars… Mad Max… It is all about characters… Also Ward is right.. be careful… I lost a whole novel because of American Horror Story Asylum… and it wasn’t even good.. I’m still saving the story Idea for something else… but… it still sucks…

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      1. I know… I wrote a 3 book series that was rejected because “it’s good, but this sort of stuff doesn’t sell” then out came a successful series… I’m being vague on purpose. Sorry.
        The tech doesn’t matter too much in the sci-fi because it is all the tech from now… what is left… because of reasons lol
        As I said to Wardy Muffins, there are no original ideas. And it is us, the writers, who make it original.
        It is still a shit when it seems like stuff gets stolen though…

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      2. Yes. If you truly believe in an idea, maybe write that idea, and leave the tech modular or ambiguous. I’m talking predictions here. If they didn’t come true, your book makes no sense. If they did, you’re suddenly unoriginal. The only way is to pick your best thing and bust it out quickly, OR write a universal thing that everyone can identify with, like love or being a billionaire or something.

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      3. Apparently, so do I. I started a novel in 2007, got to 40,000 words, and today, I have 40,000 words.
        Of course, I have also written millions of words on blogs, so there’s that.

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      4. I think about where I left off. There’s still enough stuff that I could tweak it. But before I would finish it, I’d write this entire other novel. Which I am writing in bits and pieces. Writing like… a mephit, or imp.

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      5. Well, it’s from 2002,and I played it as recently as last year. One of my favorites. Not the game out of the box, but the many many player-created modules.
        I did play D&D a little. Lol

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      6. Yeah… it’s more fun to play video games based on it. The game is fun, but it’s really hard to get a lot of people together, not to mention, it’s a lot of people… together…
        I think I’ve played Neverwinter Nights more than any other video game in history on any platform.

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      7. Lol you just made me snort-laugh “not to mention, it’s a lot of people… together…” bahahahahaha I hear ya…
        Honestly, video game I have played most, ever (like ever!) is Yoshi Story on the N64. I’m a big child… I still love yoshi… either that or street fight x tekken

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      8. Wow, that’s old school. I am glad I made you snort laugh! I was trying to make lemonade come out of your nose.

        We have an N64 around here somewhere. One game. Super Mario.

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      9. Yep… cause I’m that old… lol I wish I could say I was a small child when I played it…
        If lemonade comes out my nose right now, I’m heading to thw doctor cause I haven’t had lemonade in forever.
        I think we still have a clear green one floating around somewhere…

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      10. A clear green nose? Or a clear green doctor? No wait… you mean a clear green small child?
        You don’t have to say… and I’m probably older… but… um… how old?

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      11. Every birthday is important. Every. Single. One.
        55.3 MILLION people die every year. And if you make it to a birthday… then you are lucky and should celebrate. With presents. And love. And cake which we set on fire.
        (Side note: Your position?)

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      12. My position? CEO.
        No, seriously… after a certain point, birthdays aren’t usually more special than other days (sometimes, though!)
        BUT
        I will say that every day I’m alive is a good day. Worthy of celebrating.

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      13. That sounds like a giant Jaffa cake! Right? I have been meaning to try one of those, but the local grocery took the British stuff out of its international food aisle, because most of it isn’t food.
        I’m kidding! Sorry, British friends.

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      14. Sunrises involve getting up early… lol
        I could do them if I had fantastic sunrises and person next to me
        For reasons unrelated to sleep, I love sunsets. I love the part of the day when light becomes dark. I think it’s because at times in my childhood and teenage years, and quite often in my early twenties, that part of the day was when everyone talked about where they were going, what they were doing, and the anticipation built up. That excitement is why I like it
        And why I like fall, the twilight of the year, sort of.

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      15. Lol I love getting up early… that freshness in the air. New possibilities. Watching the darkness fade away. I normally miss the actual sunrise, but the moments just before it… steely blue, pale dusty pinks…
        You don’t need someone else to enjoy them…
        Although the thought of watching the sunrise with someone… possibly after not sleeping that night…
        *sigh
        Sunsets are also beautiful. That fire-sky. You think they are similar but they aren’t. (And by you I don’t mean you… I actually mean me lol) The sunset is so much bolder. Brighter.
        Autumn is so good… all that colour! Like the warmth of summer has been translated into the colours… it IS the twilight of the year. Bright and bold. Cooling down. Getting ready for sleep…

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      16. That’s true, I guess. Watching them alone… but where I live, it’s not so easy to see that, because of trees and utility poles and other suburban terrain.
        Whereas I can see the beginnings of dusk every day when I leave work from about November through March.

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      17. I’m in a bit of a gully here so I don’t get to watch them regularly but at the old house, back at hell, the sunsets were AMAZING!
        Suburban terrain is a bit of a killjoy.
        You don’t leave work until dusk?? Gosh… that’s a long day…

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      18. Sunsets thrill me. I like them. of course, I have pages for both sunrise and twilight with pictures in both. The sky is different every time, for every person. I think we talked about this on… one of your posts, right?
        Autumn is a friendly reminder that sometimes death is beautiful. Not only that, but – and I realize this is Northern hemisphere-centric – it leads up to the holiday season and ends with New Year’s Day, as far as i’m concerned. That’s a cozy and warm time.

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      19. I will have to go stalk your page…
        And yes we had a similar discussion (perhaps our first discussion???) on my beach photography post.
        Spending Autumn or at least October in the states… all the Halloween stuff… yes…

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      20. Ouch! Doesn’t that burn? Maybe if I make you laugh and milk comes out your nose, it will be soothing. Let’s see, how can I make you laugh again….
        *slips on banana peel* AAAAAAGHGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

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      1. You can make it a thing! I’ll make it a thing with you. It’s now a thing!

        This book is published by
        Three^(Three) Amberley G Productions

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  3. I think you have to really want to write it. It has to come from somewhere deep. After all the first draft is only the beginning. Go with the one that just flows onto the page and leave the other completely till one is finished. Which story do you HAVE to tell?

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    1. All of them! 🤣🤣
      They will all be written eventually, it is just the order… and my mind is very all over the place right now and I can’t decide which one to put effort in to.
      I really want to write all of them… this is my dilemma and because of this indecision… I write nothing. Lol

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      1. Then if not one of them is more important just ‘draw straws’ and go with that one, and only that one! The others, as you say, will be written eventually and at the moment focus is what you need!

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  4. LemonLovely… write it all!! You have a brilliant head and I love it! Just go for it. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do. It’s a mistake. Go with your gut and your heart. Fork everyone else. CLEVER has a good idea of tying them all together. I like the idea behind the adult novel. But I know from what I’ve seen so far, that you’re a brilliant writer. Just do it love.

    I had to cut my novel down to size because forking Amazon can’t handle over 300,000 words in electronic version. So the first novel in my romance trilogy is in two parts. I’m formatting part 1 right now and it is almost done. Not sure if it is perfect… but it is done. Just formatting for Amazon sucks the big… umm… you know! LOL.

    Love what you’re doing. Keep doing it. Cause it’s gonna be good! I feel it. Oh… a collection from this here blog would be awesome in print. I’d buy it and snuggle up to it while sipping my tea or… coffee… or umm… you know anything that can be sipped without spillage. I’m so loopy right now.

    Ummm… yeah… there’s like so many happy thoughts right now. So many feels for this conversation. So nice to have friends in high places or high friends in all places. LOL.

    Good night precious. Hugs!

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    1. Oh my goodness! You gorgeous, magical Melon princess!!!
      All your compliments are making me all blushy!!
      I am writing some of the sci-fi atm. It is fun and a little strange. Well… a lot strange! 🤣 but I will probably write some of my others as well if I get an idea for a chapter.
      Do you still do the spoken blogs? Causr I SO enjoyed just sitting back and listening to you… even when you were speaking in French (which I do not understand) you have a voice that matches your online persona – so sweet… like melon perhaps… lol
      I know Amazon is a pain!
      In my past life, I had things published on Amazon and Smashwords and Audible… formatting is a super pain. Like totally…
      Sweet dreams gorgeous!! xxx

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