The Pathetic Tycoon, and other stories

So, I started my second round of edits on The Absolute. Some days I feel like I’m making amazing progress and others I just feel overwhelmed. Like sometimes I look at the draft as approaching a final product and see the edits as just tiny additions, maybe a couple new chapters–a few hundred or thousand words a piece.

Other days I see the whole book as a negative word count. A hole I need to climb out of before I can start writing the real story it’s supposed to be.

Today is one of those middle days, where I feel like I can see everything I’m supposed to do clearly, but struggling to take that first step, because it would mean actually having to commit to a strategy.

On the other hand, I am in the slash and burn phase of my edits on The Pathetic Tycoon. It’s a little wordy but there’s definitely a story there. The antagonist and one of the protagonists are perfect foils for one another.

One the heir of his family’s massive company. The other a criminal who wants nothing more than to be legitimate–wants nothing more than the life the protagonist has but was refused at every turn. Basically–if the world wants him to be a criminal than he’ll be the best they’ve ever seen sorta deal.

The third thing I’m working on is my first short story for the Workshop This segment of the blog. It’s a fantasy/fairy tale. Takes place in a world with reapers. The path to the afterlife has been compromised so they aren’t ready to let their father take it. Instead, they embark on a journey to fix it. I’m excited because, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I really want to write more short stories. I’ve overlooked this part of writing for so long and really feel like the better I get at writing short stories the better writer I’ll become.

That’s all of my updates. At least for my R.K. Gold pen name.

QT Pi is still much of the same. Trying to finish the outline for the second book in the Unplugged series. The problem is it’s actually a LONG book because I’m full on world building. The first story was just that–a story taking place in the universe. It’s more like the first part of the novel I’m working on now and will probably be re-published in this novel.

The other project I’ve pumped the breaks on but have written about half and outlined most of the second half is the book 1 of the Mr. Magical series. This is probably my lowest priority at the moment but it’s a fun story to tell so I’m doing my best not to forget about it altogether.

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