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24 July 2011 @ 01:56 pm
nicked from ms. gilman  

suricattus/Laura Anne has resurrected the First Lines meme, and since I promised myself I could do a few of them when I got through this chapter, I’m gonna. So there. :)

UNTITLED: An airship hung beneath the doubled stars.
(Actually this has a title but I’m not telling you what it is yet. :))

REDEEMER: The punch clock bit holes in Rosie’s time card with a satisfying ka-chunk.
(I hope this one goes somewhere.)

FOOL’S GOLD: Everybody’s saying how normal I am.
(YA novel I’ve got 17.5K written on. Needs characterization work. Bet I could finish it in a month if I had time.)

STRONGBOX CHRONICLES #4: this is my secret
(Wrote that line what, six years ago? And it made me smile as soon as I re-read it, because I remembered immediately what her secret was. :))

MANIFEST DESTINY: Thin light colored the close horizon a feeble red and washed over scraped-together dunes before falling into harsh shadows.
(I have fifty freaking thousand words written on MANIFEST DESTINY, but after THE PRETENDER’S CROWN’s utter flop, I may never get to finish this one. Very sad. Also needs characterization work, and actually I don’t like that first line much anymore.)

BACK TO AVALON: Dawn breaks over Stonehenge, minutes past five in the morning.
(ah yes, the second of my Methos Chronicles (I’m sure you’ve all read the first one, IMMORTAL BELOVED). I would so very much *love* to write this and the third book, PROMETHEUS BOUND, but I can’t see it ever happening.)

Ok, going back to work now. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Kate Kirbykirbyk on July 24th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
Did you actually write a Strongbox #4? Since there's little chance of that being publishable, what with it being a sequel to a line that's very dead, is it possible to do that as a crowdfunded kind of thing, or do the publishers still own a chunk of the IP?
kitmizkit on July 24th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
I've only got about three or four chapters written, and they don't own the IP at all. I could publish the rest of them if I wanted to, though the first three being horribly OOP would be a bother, yes.
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kitmizkit on July 24th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
Can't, it's licensed property. If you have the deep urge to send me money for being a swell writer and entertaining you, well, that's different. :)
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kitmizkit on July 24th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
open at mizkit.com

One of these days I should probably put a donate button on my pro site.
Natural20natural20 on July 24th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Well, Manifest Destiny might be one of those things the Internet will pay for that publishers won't. I would be a part of the Internet willing to do that. I know that one isn't enough (far from it), but, ya know, in your copious free time, just sayin, is all. And I'm willing to remind you of this in a few years time, and a few years after that... :)
kit: inheritorscyclemizkit on July 24th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Or perhaps the worm will turn, or maybe I'll finish writing it on my own sometime and publish it under Catherine E instead of CE, which is really, really what we should have done with TQB. Ah well, hindsight is 20/20 and all that. :)