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First Draft of Fairy Story Finished

Clocking in at 41,000 words, which I expected, is my sorta middle grade, sorta YA book from a potential series-The Fairy War. It’s about some kids who discover a war between fairies and pixies in their backyard, and they have to get them out before they destroy their mom’s garden.

To be honest, I’m not sure I’m going to continue working on it. Audiences might get a kick out of it, and it might be commercial enough, but I’m just not feeling it. Maybe it’s not as dark or adult as I would like. Maybe I’m not sure how to write for a teenage audience, other than toning down the vocabulary and shortening the attention span.

I don’t even like it as much as Naga Story, and I stopped working on that just because it had adult themes but sounded juvenile. They say fantasy is the hardest to sell because it’s influxxing the bookshelves. But I still find it hard to find a good fantasy story that’s not either A) all about “badass girl” assassins or B) a Game of Thrones clone. Why can’t there just be short fun adventures with dwarves and elves?

But who knows, maybe I will go back to it. It’s good to finish things, and there’s no harm in trying.

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Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at http://www.ericjuneaubooks.com where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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