I don’t know if I am going to be doing a countdown, or a count up really, but anyway the first day is almost over. I have 3,500 words done on the Mars’ Flight. Trust me,t hat name will change. It is a place holder name.
So, broad strokes…It is a science fiction trilogy. There are elements of space opera and some elements of steampunk in this book. It takes place in our own solar system, yet there is–I hope–a feel of both future and past in this. The main thrust of the story is an Empress is trying to capture a young girl for her blood.
There are three characters I have done any kind of work on. One is the lieutenant of the main antagonist for the trilogy. His name is Torvash. I found I am thinking of him more because he is the pov character for the small reader magnet I am writing as well. (Oh, a big difference between my writing and Chris Fox’s is that I have a tendency to jump around. I am writing those two at the same time, and I might even start into book two at some point.) I like writing him for now.
Kesh is the main character and I didn’t have ANY idea what I was going to do with him until I thought back to an older piece of writing in my head. I connected him to an alien species, in what I think is an interesting way, and now I am chugging along with him.
The last is a smuggler, Han Solo type. Is female, and a rifle, and a cat. The cat I already know from doing some writing sprints that will be lots of fun to write. Jonica I am not sure yet. I have a good image of her, know her rather screwed up background and not sure what I am going to do with her. We shall see.
And, I have actually done some writing on the Bloody Empress, the main antagonist. Blast to write someone who is extremely twisted and evil, yet not only justifies it but some could see she actually has a good reason for doing what she is doing.
So, I am going to continue on my first day. It is almost up and I want to try and hit 5k before I hit the sack.