I’ve spent this week working on a fresh start for my current book in progress. Sometimes, it is great to get a fresh start. After writing the first one hundred pages in my last draft, I had to change up the characters a little to bring out what I see as the strongest conflict among the various plots happening.
Just since Monday, when I sat down to write, I have put nearly eleven thousand words on paper. The story is following my revised outline, and I think it is going in a better direction. I’m having fun with this story and I think it will go well. At any rate, taking this chance to start it over has helped me take the time to think it through and get it to a point I think it is right.
It’s interesting how a fresh start can help make things more exciting, and it’s not just in books. Even when I can’t start over on something mundane or troublesome, finding a way to start a piece of it with a fresh look helps. By doing this, I’ve gotten myself back to writing consistently each day, even if I only started this week.
I hope my current work in progress will be the best I’ve written so far. 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.