A few days ago I published a blog post about the differences between hard and soft science fiction stories. I
2017 has been quite a year. Lots of things have changed in such a short amount of time.
First, let’s get the elephant that is in the room, out. Happy New Year. There I said it. Now to
Well. As of this moment, I am now at 51108 words for NaNoWriMo. But as I have said before, NaNo is worthless to me unless I can get complete projects done. At the moment I have complete my daughters story, ‘The Adventures of Evana Sweetland.’ And I have finished Book 3 of my sons ‘Space Courier’ story. But my son’s story isn’t finished. It still needs the last book. Originally we planned to write the story in 5 parts. But as I wrote Book 3, I realized that I had included pieces that I was planning on for book 4. So now, I have gotten rid of book 4, put the parts into either book 3 or book 5 and then called book 5, book 4. Basically, Space Courier is going to be four books. And I am not done NaNoWriMo. I have ten days to write 22500 to 25000 words for this next book. That means that I must write
It is currently 9:30pm on Oct 31, 2017. In no time at all, I will be starting the chaos of
In this blog post, I am going to go into details in the different changes that happens to the Martian Colony over time. The obvious one is that the colony grows larger. With 12 different colonies with different agendas and sponsors from earth, Mars becomes a real life version of the computer game Civilization. A hundred years and multiple generations pass. Most colonists, no matter which colony that they are from view themselves as Martians first and only the place of there ancestry grudgingly. But before the advent of hostilities between the different colonies, the situation changed. The colony’s themselves have a wide range of different problems and issues that must be fixed. The biggest one is taxation. The sponsors of the colony’s take a large portion of any money made by the colony for themselves before it is left to pay it’s people. Little money is reinvested in the colony itself and the expansion and maintenance of it comes out
In this post, I am going to talk about what I think will happen to the colony of Mars and how that will effect the story world that I developed. First. Some information about Mars. Mars is cold. Duh. It also has a very small atmosphere with no magnetosphere. Meaning that the solar wind has stripped the planet of its atmosphere over the course of a billion or so years. It also has no air pressure and is regularly blasted with solar radiation. Mars does have water on it. Very important. It was also wet at some point in its history. Meaning that it was warm at one point. The first colonists settle on the surface of mars in pre-fab shelters. They do bring with them very sophisticated 3D printers so that they can manufacture items from the resources that Mars provides. There goal at this point is self-suffencincy. How do they provide all of there needs without relying on Earth.
This is the first part of a many part series of blogs that are going to talk about the science fiction world that I have created for my son’s Serial ‘Space Courier’ and others. (Part One of Space Courier is nearing completion in editing and I expect to publish as an ebook on Amazon and a print version on Create Space.) As a general declaimer, the information created for the world building of these stories is not intended to be thrown completely at the reader, but shown slowly throughout the stories as it becomes relevant to what is going on. Example, the main character, Des, in Space Courier lives on a giant space station Jov 1-H. He does not care what is happening on Venus or the price of tea there. As such, there is no mention of Venus or its Psychedelic Tea leaves. So the story of Space Courier is set 500 years in the future. Why 500 years?
Wow. I mean wow. After I did the blog about productivity and stuff, I started to think about the projects that I have on the go. I have my ‘When the Lights Go Out’, ‘Culture Shock’, ‘Space Courier’, and ‘Felix the Swift Part One’. But that is nothing that I haven’t blogged about before. I have been talking about them since I have started this blog. Here is the wow. Before a day ago, I had three of those books in some part of editing. Some needing more edits than others. One in particular might not get published. After I started think about my projects and the discussion on the Dead Robots Society Podcast about publishing series of books as the way to make money. Also about how there is a trend for shorter length work. Which I am not against writing. I came to a conclusion. My Felix the Swift book. Originally started as a single novel with bits
I have a dream. (Enter rest of song from Tangled here.) Anyways. My 5 year goal consists of me making my living from writing novels and other creative pursuits. To do that I have a plan. And you have to have a plan. There is no way to get a to a goal other than to have a plan. So what is my plan. Easy. Well. Kinda. It is to be able to write six novels a year. That means writing everyday. No stopping. No days off. No fun. Kidding. Kinda. Days off are fine. As long as the work gets done. As long as the projects get completed and published. The way to do that is to vary the length of the projects. I have ideas for longer works as well as shorter works. By varying lengths I am able to complete more publishable works than if I did one long work. Writing a 500k word novel is good