Writing in Ice
Those who know me in real life know that I’m a fan of this one series that has to do with trekking through the stars. To me, it’s always been about hope and exploration, with an emphasis on wide-eyed wonder in spite of the worst that the universe can throw. It’s also about a sexy crew that’s part of a wide, sprawling organizations…why on earth WOULDN’T they have something like the Recreation-Class ships?
Anyway, the Planetary Union books are a pure joy for me to write because I get to visit my own universe that’s a little like that one. My goal is to write sci-fi that also happens to include sex, preferably as a natural outgrowth of the situations faced by a multi-species crew that’s there to help others blow off steam in the most enjoyable ways possible.
…not that I’m concentrating entirely on the Union. I’m currently editing another Aegis story (not popular, but again…I love them). It ended up being a combination story: focus on Venus and his/her relationship with his/her new girlfriend Dynamiss, and a knock-down drag-out brawl between a team of super villains and the heroes of Aegis. I also have another Gender-Switch/Breast-Expansion bit of fluff planned. That’s what I’m writing next.
Finally, I’m still at work editing my urban fantasy serial. It’s seven parts long, each of which is about 45 pages. So out of that 315 pages, I’ve gotten through about 120 of them in the first sweep. It’s intimidating as hell, because I’ve never tried editing anything of this scope before. Thank heavens for Stephen King’s book On Writing; it has rather a good, simple set of signposts for a writer who’s going to edit his or her books. If you’re a writer and you haven’t read that yet…God, WHY?
Checking my work:
Finished editing book three of Planetary Union. Started work on the GS/BE story tentatively titled “Jiggle Physics.” Hard at work editing my urban fantasy. Partridge. Pear tree.