Working on my second half-century but I've only been writing for about ten years or so. I started out writing silly, gif-enhanced bits called 'The Y Team', which starred several of the members of the msn group I belonged to at the time. These were only seen by a limited number of people (members of the group) but a couple of them told me I should get more ambitious about it.

So I did. I joined a fantasy writers site and started entering their monthly challenges. After two challenges I got ambitious and decided to try the NaNoWriMo.

The experience was enlightening and enjoyable, and I learned a lot about what it takes to write a 50,000 + word story in thirty days. It was called 'A Stitch in Time', but I fell short of the goal at a little over 45,000 words. I did eventually finish it though it still needs a lot of work.

I also wrote a series of short stories in 2005 called The Book of Xyxyx. I'm now working on my latest idea, Starfall, which I hope will be a little more involved and involving.

For some good, solid stories that are worth reading, I recommend -

Mr. 8 & The Things We Bury by @DavidJThirteen
The Loyalty Tests by @Kuronoshio
Burlap by @lucylaird
Children of the Plague by @GregCarrico
Hell's Rayne, Hell's Requiem & Hell's Revelation by @KateHauxwell
Rebellion by @JSBennett
RoboNomics Books I & II by @swilson4995
Extraordinary Sickness by @redhatted
Schism & Voodootown by @brucerelgin
BREATH.OF.LIFE. by @VioletMyth
Fear Of The Dark by @Godhand
The Pirate King and I by @rskovach

I'll be adding more I'm sure. :)

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RSLeergaard RSLeergaard Jun 07, 2016 01:03AM
I'm sad to say that Starfall will be going on hiatus for a while. I'm not sure how long, but it's mostly because some of the main characters are not yet fully fleshed out in my head.I will be adding...
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