As if I don’t have enough stuff going on in my life.
Some of you may have read my free short story, Love Revisited. Some of you may also have cussed, hollered, and flipped me the bird when the story ended abruptly and I wrote a note saying I’d ended it there because the story’s about to take a turn for the weirder and I wanted to give people who like plain old Earthly fiction a safe jumping off point before all the science-fictiony weirdness began.
Now, I’ve known all along the next several scenes of the story, and the ending, and had a pretty good idea what’s going to happen to get to the end scene. There’ll be lots of explody goodness. But I couldn’t figure out whether or not the story fit into a larger universe.
Well, it does.
And thanks to everything finally coming together in my head, I’m going to start a new project, one that will incorporate that older short story as a bit of itself.
Some people may even cuss at me more, now, because the scifi/fantasy/mundane stories in this new project aren’t going to be free. Sorry. But while it’s true I’m not likely to become a billionaire off my ebook sales, it’s also true that I’m not getting any closer to retirement by giving away thousands of copies of my stories for free.
Anyway, anybody that follows me on Facebook already knows this, but I’ll say it again. The new project will involve:
- Science fiction!
- Contemporary, distant past, and future Earth!
- Time and dimensional travel!
- and a whole lot of insanity, ’cause it’s me.
So wish me luck. I’m hoping to get started soon, but realistically, I’m still having a fight to the death with Firestorm. (Did I mention the blasted thing has become a three book series now? No? Well, it has.) The real, actual plan involves finishing that monster sequel-turned-series, setting it loose in the world, then seriously buckling down on the new project for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. It will be a definite change for me, involving linked short stories and novellas, rather than the epic huge novel-monsters I’ve been writing lately.
And now, back to my regularly scheduled weekend chaos.