All About ShadowsDemon
One of the best things about university is that you're told, no, commanded, to let your imagination go free. Work as hard as you can; achieve whatever you can. Publish, research, propose, discover, conclude, produce theories, launch websites, yada, yada, yada. It's great stuff.
The negative part?
You're hemmed into a specific method of doing something - such as writing. You can write what you want, but it has to be about this [insert random topic here]. You can have whatever colour you want, as long as it's black. You know what I mean? Sure, I love some of my classes, (and hate others) but as a writer I feel that we aren't given enough freedom. While others might write about themselves or their lives, I'd rather write about alternative universes, aliens, magic, the future, and whatever else comes to mind. It's partially because my life isn't that interesting, but it's also because I feel there's more to literature and university than complying by the rules. In some boring lectures I think about a new short story and by the end of the 2 hours I have about 1.5k of words down. Probably not something I should admit, but whilst university is a great place to expand your mind, they should allow you to think freely in how you do so.
Anyway, enough of my ranting: I've got some studying to do and some lectures to attend, although my mind will likely be elsewhere....
Yep. Yesterday I finally finished my science-fiction novel at exactly 156, 213 words long. It was an incredible jounrey, and I'd be lying if I said I loved every moment of it, but the most part I enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would.
Now I just have to get it edited asnd published. And for those of you who don't know: getting your book published is a hundred times harder than writing one. There's submissions, agents, query letters, synopsises, summaries, contacts, posting, printing, and the best part: waiting for a reply. One publishing group said they take around 12 months to reply. Yeah, fvck that.
So if you guys know any publishers or agents I'd appreciate it. So far all I've gotten is "no" or "Thanks, it's interesting, but no" or some other crap like that.
So yeah, if anyone wants any additional information about it or even the first chapter let me know.
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Jun 18, 2013 11:17 pm GMTShadowsDemon posted in the topic Next gen consoles: Westoros versions! on the System Wars board
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Apr 28, 2013 8:22 am GMTShadowsDemon reviewed Sleeping Dogs and gave it a score of 8.0