This last week, I’ve been quite busy in my day job and it has compressed the time I usually spend writing. My latest story is not coming along as fast as others, but it is coming along better. I’ve really taken time to understand and develop my characters. I think by taking a little more time, I can let my mind take tangents and find other directions and interactions. On the other hand, it also means I have written more attempts at scenes.
This story is going to take longer to write, but I’m learning as I write. Taking the time to put in the effort and improve is needed for any hobby or goal. The same thing goes for other tasks and projects, even those at my day job. Some days, I will fall short of my expectations, but as long as I keep working, I will improve.
My current work in progress is still a fun fantasy story to write. I’ve been working through some of the history of the story as I think through it during pauses and breaks in my day. Before work, at lunch, and after work, I work on the story. I’m hoping to make this the best one I’ve written, so far.
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My last book, Collected Lives, takes place near the end of the twenty-second century, with vacations and tourism to Earth by off-worlders controlled by major corporations. The largest corporation, Collected Lives, has several enemies. The story follows the events as four people from different portions of Collected Lives’ process are thrown into the middle of a larger problem.
My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, is set in a world with limited technology, but where sacrifice is a necessary element to magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical power generated. The few mages in power use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.
Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.
If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.
If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.
If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.