It is at once exciting and frustrating to see my sci-fi future coming to pass. Exciting to see how things are progressing down the path I speculated they would- nice to know I can see into the future somewhat correctly sometimes. Frustrating because, well, once all the things happen, my book isn’t going to be as topical. I want it out in the wild soon, to stir the pot with all the questions that we’ll have to be asking once things get really serious.
And they are getting serious! Check it: “Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction.” DE-Extinction. I can’t wait! I know I know, it’s going to be years, decades, before things start actually showing results. But I’m still pretty excited.
And here’s the thread on Reddit about it (ignore all the “comment removed” posts; memes and jokes are simply not tolerated in the science subreddit).
So, I hope I can find someone to help me sell my book, and get it on the shelves, while its content is just starting to make it into the public awareness. Also, it’d be pretty sweet to have current affairs to help me out in the publicity department… :)
Right! Well, onwards. I’m going to write a children’s short story tomorrow, one about dragons, for Spellbound. And then, thinking of the next big project. Something that’s started to just peek into my conscious thought is this desire to put my fantasy series on the big screen… and I have to resist for now.
…Because I’ve decided not to continue writing anything that could be a series until I sell it. If I write the first book in a series, as I’ve done twice now, I will leave it be until I can actually publish it, and there’s an audience who wants more.
This is great, it’ll mean I can keep breaking new ground with new ideas and characters, and have the benefit of creating a huge body of work that I could continue at any time. Once I “make it” I’ll have several series that I could choose to continue if there’s an audience for them.
I leave you with this picture, from another planet! It absolutely blows my mind that we have something on another planet, and it’s sending us back pictures.
Thanks for reading.