Thursday, June 26, 2014

Return To Gwelf

Okay, let's get caught up, it's been a while.

I've been buried deep in a morass of projects for the past few months writing, rewriting, and grinding away at client work. So the client work is all top secret as usual, blah, blah, blah NDA yadda, yadda, yadda.  But the writing has been really fun and a wee bit scary. A bit of a revelation actually. It's a lot harder to tell a story than I originally thought - big surprise. It turns out that arranging events in an entertaining way with engaging characters and unexpected plot twists - not so easy. But no hero gets stopped by a little challenge. What kind of story would that be?

I eventually came to my senses after having tried several different concepts and decided to set the story in Gwelf, the fantasy world I often blog about here. It is a story about witches and ghosts, haunted B and B's and all the goofy stuff I usually touch on when describing Gwelf. I will be using all of my previous Gwelf posts as background material and also inventing new ideas to build the story with. It is going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to really take a big bite out of it.

The European publishers who originally approached me about doing this story have the outline now but what they actually think of it is anybodies guess. I however am not waiting for them to green light this project. I have already committed a fair amount of pencil mileage to this idea and want to carry on. I will forge ahead and turn the outline into a script, using every scrap of time I can scrape together between projects and after hours, as I have been up to now. I want to make this story happen.

That's it for the time being. I've been feeling really guilty about not having posted anything recently so I managed to unearth a couple of roughs from last winter and have attached them here.

More soon.

Be safe out there.


Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Gwelf! Gwelf! We want Gwelf!

Yayyy team!

WOL said...

I hope this project comes to fruition. Can't get enough of tales of Gwelf! -- Would an aficionado of Gwelf be a Gwelf Elf?

Larry MacDougall said...

I will see what I can do Thomas. It's been several months already and I have barely scratched the service.

Larry MacDougall said...

WOL - Yes, I will designate you a Gwelf Elf. Thanks !

Tom Sarmo said...

Gwelf must be where your heart is, so it's a natural. Nice to see the sketches--looking patiently forward to the project!

Larry MacDougall said...

Tom, thanks and you are quite correct. :)

Norman Hundert said...

I really wish you that Gwelf can rise in exakt your way.
Don´t let decide the publishers to much or anything fundamental in the beginning of such a story..(i know you know that:)) I think its really hard to change things back after publishing. :((
Wish you all the best Larry!

Larry MacDougall said...

Thank-you Norman. I will do my best to tell a good story and stay true to myself.