Hey, I finally installed a WordPress plugin that allows me to post polls… took a while to get it to work; a lot of plugins seem to have problems with WordPress 3.0, but I think this one should work OK.

So, as sort of a test of the new poll plugin, my first question is: what novel should I work on?

Over the past year, I’ve been working on plotting out at least three novel ideas. They all need more plotting and planning before I can actually get to the writing, but they all seem like fun to work on. (Not that I really have any time for this, maybe just 1 hour a week.) Here are the three ideas:

1) The whodunnit solvers: It’s about solvers of a whodunnit mystery. Only this takes place in a Hannifinesque fantasy kingdom. Really, all these ideas take place in fantasy worlds, and I just love the idea of writing a mystery.

2) The protectors: It’s about children (though this is not necessarily a children’s book) who receive certain magical powers to protect a kingdom from evil-doers.

3) The designers: It’s about people who have the magical power to design magical things. Only one of the designers is evil, oh no! And, alas, the only designer who has the power to stop him doesn’t even know he’s a designer! Woah, amazing! I won’t call them “designers” of course; that makes it sound like they belong on HGTV. And it would be less cliche than it sounds.

So which novel should I work on? They all seem like fun ideas. Of course, I probably still won’t actually get around to writing any time soon; most free time goes to my animation studies. But if I can spare one hour a week, on Sunday nights perhaps… that short story sale last week just really makes me want to write some more. (Though I have to remember to do it for the fun of writing, and not the prospect of money, which is always tempting.)

What novel idea should I work on?

  • The designers (75%, 3 Votes)
  • The whodunnit solvers (25%, 1 Votes)
  • The protectors (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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(poll ends on Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 23:59 PM EST)

This is all kind of self-indulgent I guess, but that’s what a blog is for, right? I mean, I guess I could post helpful stuff, like stock tips or how to improve your golf game, but what fun would that be?

Anyway, that’s the poll. Now I’ll have polls more often, woohoo!

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LanthonyS · August 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Designers is the one that least overlaps most of today’s literature 😛

S P Hannifin · August 12, 2010 at 5:25 PM

I was originally thinking of writing it as a screenplay, but it would have to be a huge budget production so I’d never be able to sell it, and as a book I’d be able to expand on it a bit more…

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