Last night was editing of another project, not any of my novels, and playing with time lines–you know, doing that thing that I said I wouldn’t do. It was a lot of fun, actually, and I’m discovering something about a B Level novel: there won’t be a lot of talk about classes, because it’s not about classes, it’s about people. Most of the stuff that ended up in events had to do with personal things and improvements, though I did see where someone goes to the hospital twice in the course of the year–probably off to Bay #1, Bed #2. And in one instance it’s almost a repeat of another incident that happened to a particular person, and they’re brought in unconscious after same person they collided with before sorta runs into them once more. Yeah, that’s a thing again.
And there’s this:
You know me and how I love to play with maps, and if given the chance I will. I usually only do anything with them if it has something to do with the story, so you can rest assured that map above has something to do with another novel. Keep in mind that it takes time to plot things out in detail, so the likelihood I’m going to start writing a second Annie and Kerry Novel within another week or so is slim. You’ll have better luck finding Bigfoot riding on the back of the Loch Ness Monster.
What I have decided is that as soon as I finish the project I’m doing on the side, I need to get back into editing, because I have a novel I want to push out. And that novel is Kolor Ijo.
Some people may remember my first self-published story Kuntilanak. That was the first thing I wrote, and kept writing, and finished writing, and even went so far as to put it up for sale. It was never meant to be a best seller: I just wanted to say that I wrote a story, and that people have bought said story.
I was never certain I would ever expand upon the story of Indriani Baskoro and Kadek Bagus Surya Buana: as it was the original story started out because someone wanted a Halloween story, and I wrote it only to discover later that it was too long for what the person wanted. I thought those twenty-five thousand words would be enough.
And then NaNoWriMo 2012 came along.
I usually start thinking about what I’m going to write for NaNo about two months before November rolls around, and 2012 was no exception. Really, the expectation was high for me, because I’d “won” 2011 writing Her Demonic Majesty, and I wanted to prove I could do it again. And as I needed an idea I thought I’d write a sequel to Kuntilanak, but instead of setting the story back in Bali, I’d go somewhere else in Indonesia.
There are a lot of places to visit in Indonesia, and they are all so very different. I moved the setting to another island, changed it up further by creating an urban setting, and started writing Kolor Ijo. And when I finished–
That was it. I hadn’t done anything with it in over two years.
I think I need to change that up, and it’s likely I’ll start editing it in a couple of weeks. It’s not the monster A For Advanced is: I could fit five Kolor Ijos into that binder. Which means I should be able to edit it up right.
At least that’s my hope.
Let’s see what comes of this.