The first draft of book 2 of my serial fiction project is complete. Yay! It clocks in at 20, 434 words. Just over my goal. I’m sure it will grow even bigger with the second draft. So, that’s 2 books down, 2 to go. Hooray! Skyland has been edited, and is ready for round two. I’m sending Windchasers to my Alpha reader for feedback. But I’m going to wait to do a global draft 2 until all four parts are done. For now, it’s time to start Submerbia. (I need to think up names for the actual book and series. Any suggestions are appreciated.)
For today, however, in excitement for finally being finished with it, I’m posting an exert from the first chapter. Let me know what you think! Sorry there is no separate FFF, I had a quick day, consisting of waking up way too late, taking a shower, riding the bus to work, working, and coming home. And now it’s almost 1am. But I hope you enjoy the exert and any feedback is appreciated. Keep in mind, it’s still first draft status. 🙂
The wind drove me forward, as it did all things. My people, the livestock, and the dust. Torrential force slapped at my backside as I made my way along. Hood over head, the thick sheep-hide cloak shielded my weather-thickened skin from the brunt of it. Still, as it pressed upon me, it was a constant reminder of the urgency of our migration. Continue reading
Last Week’s WW: Making A Word Baby
It’s no easy task to see the future. But writers have been doing it for a long time.
In 1863, Jules Verne wrote the novel Paris in the Twentieth Century. He wrote about a future that was 100 years away. This book got lost in a vault. It wasn’t until 1994 that it was published. Many of his predictions were right on target.
Star Trek also had great insight into the future. Flat screen TVs, tablets, flip phones, heck, cell phones in general, touch screen computers, and those are just some of the technologies that we’ve already obtained.
HG Wells predicted that we would go to the moon long before there was flight.
How did they do this? Continue reading
“You’d better have a good reason for dragging me out of bed at 3 AM,” Jack barked indifferently to the situation room full of his coworkers, bosses, and subordinates.
“Glad you could join us, Agent Reiss.” If Jack had a direct boss, it would have been this man. Jack had a certain set of skills which allowed him to answer to no man, although, he did take suggestions more than orders whenever the situation called for it. “If you had bothered to show up for the briefing, you would know that we’ve had an abduction.” Continue reading