Saturday, January 3, 2015

... happy new year...

Finally had some time to write!!  So I re-polished the "Shooting Star" and came out the other side with the feeling that it's better now, and almost ready for submission to my editor...  there's just one small hitch...

I'm not 100% happy yet with "The Morrigan", the sequel to "Raider".  But more, I'm not at all sure that the prequel to "Shooting Star" is ready to submit to my editor.  That one is the one I refer to as "the Romanian sequel", but it's original name was "Nix Romipen".  I'm just not certain that the title fits the story anymore.

Unwilling to turn back before I've gone forward, I'm now working on the sequel to "Shooting Star", called "Valleylon".  I'm by now wondering if I shouldn't call that whole series "Valleylon", because that is the main theme carrying through them all.

I first-time edited the "Shooting Star" before, on the contrary, I've smoothed it down a number of times and editing it was fun.  Editing "Valleylon" is a completely different deal as I'm sitting with the first draft as written in 2007, and I can barely remember what went down.  I can't believe what nonsense I wrote!  If it were standalone I'd drop it; but it isn't, it's a linking sequel (or perhaps just a few linking themes) that propels the story forward, into Earth's, or rather Federi's, dealings with the alien world of Valleylon, where an elder race ... well, let me not spoil it all.

So this is the main reason you're unlikely to see "The Morrigan" out all that soon, or a review of it either.  "The Morrigan" is complete and edited but I'm not completely content with it.  Hoping "Raider" will see a print run this year though, so far it's available on Amazon (in paperback and Kindle) and as an ebook from P'kaboo.

I want to do a background pic for this post, let me see if I can get it done...  (btw the "Shooting Star" is super fun!)

1 comment:

  1. Follow-up on "Valleylon": It's coming together nicely. Things that didn't make sense to me before (e.g. why we had to have the man-eating vamp "Monica" aboard the Shooting Star) fall into place now. Yes, definitely gaining coherence and making sense now.