Glad to see I'm not the only one using google docs to write a novel!
Writing is something that I just sort of fell into really. It started last year when I was bored on one of the many long bus journey's back from college, and I decided I'd make a Doctor Who (audio) tribute. So I wrote a few episodes of that, and planned out a couple of extra serials. But then life got too busy, and I just stopped, around the time SWP announced his tribute.
Then, a month or so later, I got a smartphone, and I decided to convert the planned plots into a trilogy of novels/novellas, so started doing that on google docs. I have to admit, I haven't gotten far (20 A4 pages I think, 9,700 words at the last count), and what I have written varies in quality quite a bit, so will probably need re-writing at some point. I may even add in another character to act as an extra layer of mystery. (I actually got that idea from the OP). But hey, it's all part of the experience! No writer is perfect.
Anyway, the plot involves a weather experiment that goes wrong. Everyone inside the building ends up dead, and various strange weather related occurrences are happening all over town (Super strong localised winds knocking over radio towers, Flash flood appearing out of no-where in busy intersections, that sort of thing), and the main character is trying to find the cause of it all, and how to fix it all out. The cause will actually be that the experiment accidentally created life from the elements.
I'm toying between two possible titles: "Weathermen" or "The Elementals". I'm thinking if I name it the first then I'll be able to use a similar naming system for the rest of the books (like the third book will involve a company manipulating the government into starting a war in order to boost arms trade, possibly titled "Businessmen"). Then again, the second title sounds so much more awesome.
Another idea I toyed with was re-writing someone else's book (hey, if Hollywood can do it, why can't I?). Possibly modernising or futurising a classic. Around the Galaxy in 80 years? I even though about novelising Civilisation (the game) at one point, with it revolving around a family line throughout the ages, dealing with threats similar to that of our history, but with fictional countries, and possibly scenarios such as "What if the Nazi's had won?" or "What if the cold war had actually exploded into full-blown conflict?"
Anyone noticed how everyone's posts in this thread are really long?
"The universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world, or a relationship...everything has its time. And everything ends."-Elizabeth Sladen: RIP.
Last edited by Friar; 03/13/2012 at 10:45 am.