Dusty Files

As promised to everyone on the lovely site BookRix.com, I’ve uploaded the first chapter of an old WIP. It’s not in the condition I would like to “publish” it in, but I’m going to try and hold myself to the deadlines I’ve placed. Plus, I’m really getting into the story again. It’s strange to see how my writing has changed over the past 5 years and how it hasn’t. Honestly, I’m surprised that my high school self would start something that was so complex. It seems I’m incapable of writing anything that doesn’t require serious consideration.

I have four or five beginnings to stories, but only two of the starts were ever finished. Then, there’s the ten or so story ideas. Part of me hopes I’m not the only writer to give up a story part-way through… I feel bad leaving them behind. In the end, though, I hope to come back to them, like I did with Kerista. Maybe it’s just not the right time to finish a story. Maybe there’s something that needs to happen in life before I can finish it. Or maybe I just need to read more books before I finish it. Whatever the reasons, I’m glad I’ve come back to Kerista. Calypso is still in progress. I will finish Calypso by May 30th (hold me to it…), but I’m having fun with my monthly diversion.


Do you have any works in progress that are no longer “in progress?” I’d love to hear about them.


About S. G. Ricketts

I am a dreamer. This page holds all of the dreams and desires and hopes and wishes of the first of my two dreams: to share my imagination with the world. For those of you who have read a book or written a book, these stories are not merely words on a page. They are living, breathing creatures, worlds so compellingly real that you can smell the sweat and feel the rain. This is what I want to share ...with all of you. Yes, becoming rich and famous would be fabulous. I won't deny that. However, it would be so much more satisfying to see my book in the hands of someone on the bus, hear my book talked about at a restaurant, see a cluster of fan-art. I want to inspire the mind to imagine different worlds and different situations. If I can achieve that, I will have achieved my dream.

Posted on March 30, 2011, in Musing, writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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