Plans, Dreams, and Reality

Earlier this week, I had a discussion with someone I trust about how reality beats out dreams sometimes, especially if we don’t adjust our plans or try new approaches. It got me thinking. Everyone has dreams, aspirations, and goals, even if they don’t realize it or make them a reality. In my life, I’ve taken a few detours along the way to hopefully reaching my goals. Some I may never reach, but I’m learning along the way.

The conversation helped me think through a portion of my current book in progress. My main characters are working for the same prize. All have their reasons for seeking the prize, but it might be that only one can get it. What should the others do? Should they give up?

In this story, like many I’ve read, the characters are going to work toward the prize, but in order to get it, they will either have to defeat the others or join forces. It’s not easy to join forces with an enemy. Each character, like people in real life, has their own dreams and plans. Seeing those can make life interesting.

My current book is shaping up nicely. I’m taking a little longer to write this one, trying to make it the best. Check out my 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 ancient technology where sacrifice of lifeforce brings magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical energy generated. The Forty mages controlling the empire 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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