Okay, here it is… with comments, because I just can’t shut up.
Sorry about the name. That took me weeks to figure out and I’m still not happy with it, but I had to come up with something. It needed to feel like a fantasy name, but I just couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t feel too generic. The problem here is that this feels like a story in a series. After thinking about it, I sort of like that, because I wouldn’t mind writing more about Edmée even if this story can’t really continue. Maybe she just skips through time and space and dimensions to a completely different world. What’s stopping that? Nothing can stop her.
As I have been reading this work in the last few weeks as I was editing it, I did find myself enjoying much of it, but as I was reading it, I did realize more and more that this isn’t for everyone. I’m not trying to put myself on a pedestal of any kind. I’m not trying to say “if you don’t like it, you just don’t get it”. What I’m trying to say is that I apparently did write this purely for myself and my weird tastes. If you don’t get it, it’s not your fault. It’s mine. I seem to have been more occupied with inserting my “cool” ideas than building a good story.
I can also identify a lot of problems writing guides warn against. Not that you should always follow writing guides, but I sort of do believe you should start with those and then after you are good enough, you can start breaking those rules. I just started with writing my own rules and that’s not a good idea, if you aren’t good enough with the existing ones, because you need to know what you are subverting to get what you want by doing that subversion.
The point was to do something different for this blog and it is that if nothing else. Is that good? Well…
What I’m trying to say is that I’m not really happy with it, except the part of me that enjoys a little bit of weirdness.