Writing the End Before the Beginning

It’s been another productive week. I’ve been writing my book every day, nearing its end for this draft. This book is going to be longer than a lot of the others I’ve written, but I plan to trim the fat away as I edit and work through it. I’m excited about where the story is going, and I’ve already written the ending chapters, to help me get a clearer view of the story’s progression. As I write this one a little slower, taking time between writing sessions to think through the events and circumstances each character is faced with, I’ve had little bits of inspiration that help me make it even better, hopefully.

This draft of the story has taken me just over three months to write. With the ending already written, I have a clear idea where it is heading, and who may need to die or be captured to make it work. I’m really enjoying these characters and trying to make this story better, while at the same time making sure I don’t overburden the story with unnecessary pieces. My favorite part of creating the story, is thinking through the events, and my second favorite is writing the events. I put it that way because I’m always thinking about my stories. I find myself waking in the early mornings with ideas for this book and others I plan to write. Most of those ideas end up as notes I can refer to later. Over the course of writing this book, I’ve tried a slightly different approach by writing the ending chapters before I was halfway through the outlined book. I wish the events in life could be as well defined. Imagine if we knew the result of our choices before we made them. Think of the difference that would make in our selections. But, like this book I’m writing, not everything is set. I do have a clear idea and text for the ending, but small portions of that may change as I reach it. I think that is a beauty of life. Working toward any goal often leads to detours that can be even more rewarding or fun, so maybe I don’t want to know the result of every choice I make. I’ll let the experiences happen and learn from them.

Take a look at some of 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 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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