The History of Magic
in the 21st Century

A novel by Brandon Starr

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Monday, February 21, 2005
"The History of Magic" now done

I've finished volume one of (the semi-polished first draft of) The History of Magic in the 21st Century.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.  It's a bit shorter than I figured it would be (about 54,000 words or so).  Also, while it's generally light in tone and funny in places, it isn't an all-out comedy like I thought it would be.  That's because I wanted to explore some of the ideas and issues too much to constantly undercut them with yuk-yuks.  Such is the process of writing.

Comments have been quite positive, despite it not having been edited in any serious way yet.  I'm glad for that.

I feel some characters and ideas need to be more fully explored; other things are too obscure or too obvious.  That will have to come with rewriting.

But not now.  I need some distance; I also need to rest.

I'm planning on writing more soon, though.  I have the nugget of an idea for what is likely a short story--if I start writing it, it'll be on the "History of Magic" blog.  I guess that's becoming my creative writing blog.

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Meanwhile, during the business week I'm still also writing about money matters and keeping the world updated on my real-money portfolio at Adroit Investor.

Plus, of course, I'm still blogging daily at brandonstarr.


Posted at 09:33 am by brandonstarr


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