When Characters Surprise You

Sometimes it seems like no matter how well I plan, things change. These last few months have been that way. With new responsibilities at my day job eating at my free time, I’ve had to work to get things back under control. It’s not just my day job. I have also been reworking the outline and fleshing out more backstory for my current book I’m working on.

My next book has a group of characters that have surprised me. I started them out with one idea of how the story would go, but as I wrote the first one hundred pages, I realized my main character wasn’t the most interesting character. Now, I’ve gone back to my outline and I’m working on updating it to build it around what the character that has most impressed me needs.

This next book of mine is going to be a steampunk fantasy where magic exists, but in dwindling amounts. My outline, for this second attempt is coming along, and my goal is to start writing again by the end of this week and complete the first draft by the end of September. Even with the added responsibilities, writing is my way of recentering myself and taking a moment or two away throughout the day.

Check out my other books on Amazon.

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.

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