Motivations: The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton

Eaglethorpe BuxtonAfter finishing the two Eaglethorpe Buxton stories way back in 2009, I had always planned to write a third to finish up the story arc.  I had planned out Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Queen of Aerithraine in my head shortly after I wrote Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Sorceress.  I just never seemed to find the time to sit down and write it.

In 2012, I finished writing The Young Sorceress and then polished up The Two Dragons, which had been written years before.  Then I spent a good bit of the year working on 82 Eridani: Journey (as yet upfinished and unpublished) and got about halfway through before kind of running out of steam.  I needed something to get me out of my own head, so I turned back to Eaglethorpe.

I’m always telling my son how to get rich– monetize your intellectual property.  Eaglethorpe was pretty popular, so rather than release a third free book I decided I would create something that those people who enjoyed it would be willing to pay for.  I decided I would write three new stories and bundle them with the two originals and sell it as a single book– The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton.

Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Queen of Aerithraine was written in a few days.  I had the story floating around in my head for years, after all.

Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Amazons took only a little longer.  It was fun.  I had the basic idea, and the setting, like the other locations in EB, had come from the D&D game I had played years earlier with my kids.

I had the most fun writing Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Day of the Night of the Werewolf.  It started with only a title and went from there.  I just made it up as I went along.

I was pleased to finish The Many Adventures of Eaglethorpe Buxton and don’t really have any more stories at least like those.  Since publication, TMAOEB has been one of my slowest selling books, so the monetization hasn’t worked out so well, but if there’s a game company out there or a movie studio….

While I don’t have any more similar stories for Eaglethorpe, I have thought about some other possibilities.  One of them is Eaglethorpe’s Fractured Fairy Tales.  Another is Eaglethorpe Buxton’s Garden of Verse.  Maybe some day.

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