How did I miss this thread?
I've been writing for years, but haven't succeeded in getting anything published. I almost
did once, but after I was accepted the publication went under so it never happened.
Considering the huge changes going on in the industry, though, I'm much more interested in self-publishing on Amazon than going through a Legacy publisher (after taking the time to edit it myself, having a professional editor look at it, having a nice cover commissioned, etc.) - I'm not interested in making lots of money, just in getting my work on people's Kindles.
I used to write short stories, but nowadays I mostly focus on writing novellas. I'm awful at keeping to a schedule or actually FINISHING anything, though, so at this point I've been working on the first draft of a ~25,000 word Fantasy/Western novella for about...oh God, I'm at three
years now? Damn. If I were tinkering with it that'd be one thing, but I have a tendency to write most of a draft and then get saddled with an awful case of writer's block in the last 5,000 words or so. For this one in particular, I estimate maybe 2,000 words or so left. Ugh! I should be off writing that instead of posting here. >_>
I wrote a ~15,000 word Fantasy (or is it Adventure?) novelette that I revised to a 2nd Draft early last year, but haven't done anything with it yet. I also wrote a 65,000 word Fantasy novel back in 2006-07, but never successfully revised it and, honestly, don't think it's really publishable (I've been toying with rewriting it as a trilogy of novellas). I wrote a screenplay back in 2010-2011, which I intend to rewrite into a novel at some point. I also have a ~35,000 word fan novella that's been on hiatus over at AlternateHistory.com for a few years, although like my Fantasy/Western it's actually VERY close to being finished.
So, yeah, a lot of work done with nothing to really to show for it.
Doesn't matter, I love to write! I'm one of those guys whose known all his life that he wanted to be an author, I remember telling my mother that back in Pre-School. I wrote my first short story back in 4th Grade and attempted to write my first book in 5th (it just ended up being a normal length short story, but I was proud of it anyway).
I've toyed with writing a Godzilla fanfic for a long time now...I've actually never written one, so it would an interesting little exercise. I did try to once: I started a story titled "Heir to the Throne" once that involved a restless adult Godzilla Jr. held captive at Ogasawara, a German scientist given permission to study Mothra's temple on Infant Island (a favor granted by the islanders to the President of Micronesia, who had refused to allow the UN to enter Micronesian waters to capture Mothra and confine her to Ogasawara), and the pilot of an American version of Kiryu (and it's AI). I had a plan that the story would've involved aliens, but I never got that far. ^_^()