Sunday, 8 February 2009

Breakthrough (or very bad idea) with Imperial Intrigue!

Gaming has many advantages. Including letting the muse have fun.

While playing away on Last Remnant, my muses had a breakthrough with Imperial Intrigue.

Background: I had previously been toying with having II set in same world as Termion.

The breakthrough is that it will be.

Here, Termions will take a backseat role. They will be the Emperor's personal bodyguards. At the moment, few people will know their true nature. It explains why no-one ever succeeds in assassinating the Emperor any more. Or why the Emperor doesn't see his nominated air as a threat.

As before, there will be a rogue group (possibly). Only they can't be subdued by force. No. Hallie will have to use the very drug she's in exile for against the Termion. And it'll work :) They'll be placid.

Just working out a few other major details, but this does explain why Imperial Intrigue didn't work when I first wrote it. Termion didn't exist back then.

If it doesn't work out, I can go back to my original idea (no Termion), but in the day where people like multi-book series, its worth a shot.

Have you ever written anything, (draft or not), shelved it, and come back to it only when you've gained elements from another story (or just a completely different viewpoint on it all?)

5 comments:

Captain Hook said...

Glad you have a game plan :)

Lady Glamis said...

Breakaway. That's all I have to say. Breakaway.

It was shelved for 12 years.

Beth said...

Yeah for breakthroughs!

Merc said...

Ooh, sounds like a great plan, Yuna! So far it sounds like adding Termion would work well for II.

I've occasionally had the 'let's set novels in another world' mostly when I want to condense and combine things so I don't have so many separate worlds I need to flesh out. ;)

For example, I had my vampire novella shelved for awhile, then figured out how to put it in TIH's universe since many of the elements in the worlds were similar. :P

Given I only have so much time (and the fact I'm lazy), I like to condense and combine things when possible so I can avoid new world building and focus on the stories.

Good luck with the rewrites, Yuna!

~Merc

Yunaleska said...

Thanks everyone!

Yes Merc, it is working well so far.... Imperial Intrigue was always going to have at least 2 other books in the series (1 before, 1 or 2 set after). Termion fits in well, I know the world, and it answers questions I had. It creates a few problems, but being a Termion in II is really a very minor thing. (truly). It's great fun working it all out, and would make it quite sellable. All books can stand alone in their own right.