A rejecting editor says the style of IA is "too casually modern" to work for a first-person historical.

_I, Alexander_ status thread

Oct. 17, 2015: I think it's time to do a permanent thread (hence a forum) on how the process of finding a traditional publisher for the I, Alexander series is going.

I started writing it in 2000, but, other than Muskoka Novel Marathon entries (both times a finalist), I showed it only to a few close people until 2014, when I posted 31 chapters here. After I read a passage at a Novel Marathon event, one of my fellow writers, who also does historicals, said, "That has got to go to a commercial publisher," so I decided to take that route.

Whodunnit... i.e. backed Pausanias in assassinating Philip?

Casting the I, Alexander movie(s)!

What the heck, we had fun doing it with Chevenga.

Played Alexander:

Colin Farrell

Conor Paolo

Richard Burton

Sam Heughan

Possible title change - what do you think?

Alex is somewhat psychic... if he gets a premonition that Philip will be assassinated, what should he do?

You have to ask!? Warn him, of course! The Gods hear!
50% (3 votes)
Assume it's his mom and try to talk her out of it.
0% (0 votes)
Tell Philip's Seven and other Companions to go on red alert.
33% (2 votes)
Speed up his quiet conspiring in preparation for takeover.
17% (1 vote)
Lie in bed sweating uselessly every night, wrestling over what to do, until it happens.
0% (0 votes)
Say to Tion, "Pass the popcorn."
0% (0 votes)
Say to Tion, "Pass the popcorn," but feel guilty about it.
0% (0 votes)
More than one of the above, explained in comment or email
0% (0 votes)
Something else completely, explained in comment or email
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 6

From Alexander: "What should I do about Philip?" (Anyone want to change their vote after Ch 31?)

Assassinate him and take over, yesterday. The Gods will understand.
56% (5 votes)
Hang tough and keep learning from him. He's still a great King.
0% (0 votes)
Quietly conspire in preparation to take over on his inevitable demise.
11% (1 vote)
Cold-cock him and put him in rehab... wait -- that hasn't been invented yet???
22% (2 votes)
Leave home and find a kingdom somewhere else.
0% (0 votes)
Develop a drinking problem yourself.
0% (0 votes)
Other, explained in comment
11% (1 vote)
Total votes: 9

Muskoka Novel Marathon 2015 fundraising results FINAL - $32,226.53

This isn't all the writers, alas, only those who could make it to the wrap-up. I'm the one with my hands on the cheque.

Quoting the final press release I sent out (Sept 20, 2015)

Novel Marathon cracks $32,000, Best Novelists honoured

The final total of funds raised by the 2015 Muskoka Novel Marathon for adult literacy in Huntsville is $32,226.53.

Muskoka Novel Marathon 2015 writing plan

Tonight at 8 p.m. EDT, the Muskoka Novel Marathon begins, and I along with 39 other writers will indulge in a 72-hour creative spree, pushing ourselves to produce work unprecedented in both quantity and quality.

Last year I wrote a continuous section of I, Alexander entitled "The City of Purple," about the siege of Tyre, as an entry into the Best Novel contest (and almost won).

Tolerance for disorientation

This blogpost is offered in explanation for why I haven't written a word of a certain book about a certain conqueror since inducing and in some cases pretty much press-ganging several people into becoming beta-readers for it.

Some time ago, my friendly neighbourhood spirit guides told me, "The speed of your transformation is determined by your degree of tolerance for disorientation."

(I can see Chevenga nodding sagely after having lived through the events of asa kraiya. "Degree of disorientation, ohhhhhh yeah.")

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