Finishing the Series, Properly

I’m back on track writ­ing the final novel­la for Book 3.5 in Falaha’s series. My exper­i­ments with gen­res were both suc­cess­ful and a fail­ure, yet they turned out to be even more fruit­ful that I had antic­i­pat­ed when I first set out to write some­thing oth­er than my usu­al space opera/hard SF stuff. 

My quest to write erot­i­ca threw me into erot­ic romance zone and then into some­thing else entire­ly: too com­plex to have it as light and steamy bed­time read, over­all. A prop­er sto­ry that was fit­ting well into the main series, just with some real­ly hot and graph­ic scenes that were there as a neces­si­ty; a deep­er jour­ney into Falaha’s sen­su­al side. Main char­ac­ters have grown and every­one had sides to them I absolute­ly want­ed to explore! I’m not sure if I should be sur­prised at this, after all, there were things left that need­ed telling too, and they had found their way into these addi­tion­al episodes.

So for now I’m crawl­ing at a pace of 300–500 words per day for The Man in a Box (Falaha’s Jour­ney Into Plea­sure #3), won­der­ing and tor­tur­ing myself whether I will be able to sur­pass the awe­some­ness of the sec­ond sto­ry, and if I’d man­age to com­plete the draft by the end of Decem­ber — this year!

I’m also work­ing on the cov­er for the com­plete Book 3.5 (which would be ~45k words, adding to 136k of the main sto­ry) and I want to try play­ing cov­er reveal game too. Pret­ty fun month ahead, if you’d ask me!

Then, with those sto­ries out of my way I’d be get­ting down to writ­ing anoth­er nov­el in the OS Uni­verseRjg: the huge thing I had set out to write before I acci­den­tal­ly wrote Fala­ha. (A pret­ty badass acci­dent it was, tho.)

Chal­lenge accept­ed! (Trans­la­tion: I’ve been say­ing this so many times already and I’m still scared to write that huge nov­el.)

Jeno Marz
JENO MARZ is a science fiction writer from Latvia, Northern Europe, with background in electronics engineering and computer science. She is the author of two serial novels, Falaha’s Journey: A Spacegirl’s Account in Three Movements and Falaha’s Journey into Pleasure. Marz is current at work on a new SF trilogy. All her fiction is aimed at an adult audience.

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