My story isn’t epic enough. Does that make sense?
I want this story to be action packed and full of adventure, which it was to start with, but then things slowed down, and rather quickly – think a boat in a kelp forest!
I know the story needs action. One part in particular they are being chased. It lasted for one paragraph. Mmm, needs some serious work.
Why do I want all this adventure? Because I want the story to be memorable. I have recently rediscovered Matthew Reilly – well I never really forgot him, but he is an action packed author. The first book of his I read – Ice Station – I read in one day – why? Because each chapter was one big action packed adventure and each chapter ended with a cliff hanger. You had to read the next chapter to find out what happened – then you were caught in his trap.
I loved it. I shared my books – I never saw them again, so I guess most of the fishing fleet of NZ have enjoyed them too!
But he set the bench mark for me, and for the first time, I have written a story where I could have those same elements. Its Science Fiction, I want it fast paced, and I wanted action and adventure.
So, as SoCNoC draws to a close, I am going back through my story (which I haven’t ended yet!!!) and adding more adventure and excitement. At this stage, some of it are just scene setting, I also have a notebook in which I have scribbled things, so that I can straighten the story out once I come back to edit it, because I have changed my mind about certain things.
I love this story, just like I love every story I have written, but this one is different because of the action, and I hope that I can pull it off!