Well, since everyone else is doing it.
#1. The Scottobiography – (See how I made a play off autobiography? – that’s about how witty this was): written around age 7. Still has the best climax ever, in the history of the written word. It involved a typewriter, and extensive use of the Tab to trail the text down the page, and tell the reader that the End was coming.
#2. Untitled? – I wrote this one in seventh grade. It was maybe twenty pages, typed, and centered around a girl with a serial killer brother who was coming after her. She would dream about him, and the things he was doing. Yeah, pretty much a dozen different movies and books directly influenced this one.
#3. The Rings of Alamar – My attempt at high fantasy started my freshman year of high school. I tried SO hard to make the story original, but honestly it was a mashup of Lord of the Rings and The Belgariad. Even down to the story starting out with a farm boy.
#4. The Tetrachs – I started this one around my sophomore year in high school, and tinkered for it for awhile. Basically, the main characters went to a high school filled with hidden rooms and secrets that had been buried in them. Like, serious secrets. Apparently, there was a whole underworld to this school that no one knew about, but the people who had access to the secret rooms knew some or all of them. It had a dark not-quite supernatural tone. I THINK there was a ghost involved. Or maybe a serial killer.
#5. Shadows of Evil – The story I tinkered with at least 3 different times. I started this one my senior year. I was determined that this was going to be The One. It centered on a boy and a girl that get moved to a small town no one’s ever heard of, and are haunted by a vengeful ghost of a warlock who was killed hundreds of years ago in Connecticut. Because Massachusetts and burned witches would have been cliche. The characters in here (some of them) were riduculously stereotypical. I still have some of this story, sadly.
#6. The Crone’s Shadow – I cannabalized SoE and killed off a handful of the characters. I think there were 9 Main Characters in the first one, but only 6 made it through to this round. This time around, only Dylan was moving to The Cove, and it wasn’t a warlock ghost, but a witch who was killed, and restored to life a hundred years later by a manipulative woman known as the Lady in Green. It wasn’t terrible, in fact there were parts I really liked about this story, but this was the first story I actually finished.
#7. Witch Eyes- I was bound and determined that this was the book that was going to get me an agent. (And it was). I knew I wanted to tell a Romeo and Juliet-esque story, and the whole Witch Eyes element just fell into my lap after a few weeks. Once again, I ripped apart the elements from the last story that I liked, and that worked. And then I tried a few different things. This was the first story I’d done in first person, and I think it went a lot better. I certainly liked writing in first person a lot better.
#8. Souled – Demonic possession by way of Sumerian mythology, with a modern urban fantasy twist. The only problem is that Joss Whedon did such a great job with Illyria, that I really wanted to tell a story that didn’t make you think of that at all. In progress. Maybe I’ll be finished by the fall. Who knows?
#9. Demon Eyes – More of Braden’s story. At the moment, any writing I do on this is just for fun. I want to start getting the story out there, and know where it’s going.