Sunday, January 12, 2014

Writing Weekend

Latest cover mock up for Neon Orchid:

Neon Orchid is coming along. I am at the point where I want to move onto the next step, where I layer in more emotion that got left out of the rush through action of the first draft. In a way it is a fish out of water story, which I didn't at first realize. 

Karvar, my hero, is comfortable in the high tech domed city of New Prague, at home in salons and dinner parties and laboratories among New Prague's finest. He is out of his element in a rainforest, cut off from communication and the huge network of aides and military he worked with everyday. Here surrounded by rain, mud predators, snapping insects and a rogue spaceship hunting them, he has to rely on himself and Brielle.

And Brielle--she should be cowering in fear but she's acting like this is the greatest adventure of her lifetime...but then Brielle never expected to have much of a life or any grand adventures. She plans to milk it for all its worth.

I'm also working on a couple of short stories. One is set on the Space Frontier, fourteen years after the short story, Harvest Moons. It tells the story of Synth Ivy, one of the twins in Harvest Moons.

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