Author has written 2 stories for Sci-Fi.
I am a 19-year-old student from Ireland. Over many years of watching relentless amounts of anime, playing hundreds of videogames, and toiling around with many books of many different genres, I decided to try my hand at writing.
My main intention is to improve my writing rather than just to seek credit. So if you happen to come upon any serious problems with my stories, please let me know. Be it a review or a quick PM, any form of criticism would be appreciated.
I have decided to put the Barbarossa trilogy on hold for the moment. To sum it up, Barbarossa is set in an alternate universe where Adolf Hitler was killed during Operation Valkyrie in 1944. Afterwards, Hermann Göring assumed control of the Third Reich government and agreed to a ceasefire with the Allied forces. As such, Nazi Germany survived and sustained itself into the modern era. The Cold War primarily involved the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, before it devolved into another brief but bloody global war. The Allies banded together to form the United Confederacy of Nations, a significantly more corrupt and reclusive version of the United Nations.
Fast forward to 2014, where the constantly looming threat of war has caused a massive leap forward in technology. The story follows Georg Friedmann, a young and rebellious Austrian who stumbles upon a rebel group situated in Strasbourg. His sneaky skills and sly personality earn him a place in the French resistance, right as they fight to free themselves from the Nazi regime and prevent another global conflict. During an attack on a military train, they discover three pieces of some very vital military technology; technology that may change how they are fighting their little war.
I have put Barbarossa on hold because of three things:
- I don't like the direction the story is going for. At first, I loved the prospect of an alternate universe where Nazi Germany ascended into a significant superpower, all while mixing it up with some fresh mecha and political drama. Now, I can't help but read back over Barbarossa and think about how silly it all seems.
-No one is paying attention to it. To an extent, this is a serious exaggeration. I've had a few reviews and messages praising the story and the universe itself, but aside from that I can't help but feel that it wasn't as interesting to others as it was to me. Maybe it's simply author's bias; I'm not totally sure. I love feedback, so I can't help but sulk if I don't get it every now and then.
- I'm bored of it. It's a pathetic excuse, really. An author temporarily halts progress on a book because he's finding it tedious. I had so much ambition for Barbarossa, and I spent such a great deal of time on it. Yet, in spite of all that: I just can't help but feel that it's a waste of time; made a thousand times worse by my college assignments and exams. I want to try new material.
I hate doing this. I really do. I've spent so much time fantasizing about the very many directions this novel could be going in, that I ended up neglecting the story and overflowing my mind with so many useless possibilities.
If anyone was still following Barbarossa and just so happens to be reading this, I am truly sorry for giving up on something that could have been brilliant. I just found Barbarossa to be utterly silly in its presentation. I don't think I should be dragging this inflicted horse around for the moment.
That being said, I have not abandoned it. I may reopen the story at some point and continue it on if I feel satisfied with how I want it go. Till then, I'll be focusing on other stories.
That's all I have to say! Leave me a PM if you have any questions or if you just want to chat. I'm not as pretentious as I sound, so don't be afraid to contact me if you so wish.
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