Writing

The story I am working on traces back to my early teen years (first ideas around 2002). For a long time, I was not sure about starting it, let alone finishing it. It was in summer 2013 and for a quite strange reason I started to think seriously about the idea and saw all the numerous plot holes which I began to think about and seal them one by one, the story concept changing a few times in the process.

That was still far from actually writing it. That happened in 2015 after a strange talk with one of my fellow World of Warcraft players and his words convinced me that there’s no hurt in trying. Still not knowing how I’d name the story, I gave it working title “Project Eternity” in quite a cruel self-mockery.

I decided to start with a demo somewhere in the middle of the story, a scene that I had imagined several times. I only planned to write a one-chapter demo, but it got out of hand and after a month, what was originally to be a small trial had grown into almost 30.000 words.

After taking a break for evaluation, I decided that I would start actually writing the story. If for no other reason, then because even writing the demo was great fun as indicated by the sheer size.

Long story short, it got quite out of hand and by the end of 2016, I had the first draft of first “episode” finished, word count at roughly 240.000 words.

Now, my hopes were that in summer 2018 the first book will be finished. It’s taking longer than that as I try my best and had to do more and larger edits than I thought and eventually I gave up on even trying to guess the final date. At least I now settled down on the name, Eternal Defenders.

As for the whole story? The working name Project Eternity might be quite fitting because it will take at least three books and several years to complete. That is if social anxiety does not make me stop, or at least run away in fear from publishing it.

More information about the story is in its specific section that I’ll be expanding over time.