I don’t have much this morning. Generally I have a topic in mind that I think about throughout the day, then post. But there’s been a lot stirring at work, to the degree that it’s pretty much work, horse, house, ski and that’s just about it. Well, except for Netwalk’s Children. That writing process is fascinating me even as I’m going through it.
Ironically enough, I got a batch of rewrites back from my series editor for The Netwalk Sequence (purchasing info here) for my latest planned upload, Netwalker Uprising. Uprising is–uh–turning into a larger story. It’s reflective of the greater arc of the entire Sequence, and I’m finding myself having to rethink the dang book as well as what I’m trying to do in Children. Let’s just say that Children answers some questions that Uprising brings up, while bringing in a few bombshells of its own. I–uh, well, there’s been some worldbuilding pieces I’ve been consciously avoiding and now I can’t. Or, rather, I’ve been gathering data for several years and suddenly it’s starting to coalesce. Fascinating how that happens.
OTOH, it’s interesting to be plotting one and creating the underpinnings for that connected story while working on this next one. I already see the need for a transition story that will explain a couple of pieces between Children and already published stories as well as the book that follows Children. It’s very fascinating doing this sort of building and creation on my own and hopefully something good will come of it.
Meanwhile, I have other writing tasks to do, a deadline to meet, etc. I suspect that this month I’ll put up a short story, perhaps a prequel to the “Cold Dish” story published in M-Brane 9, that tells us a bit more about Kathy Miller and a bit about Melanie and Andrew’s backstory. That one might be a freebie.
Thinking about it…and now, onward!