Perseverance, the third book of the Falaha’s Journey trilogy, passed its first stage of revisions, adding another 1500-something words in the process. A few more reads and it will be going to the editor at the end of next week. Which is a good thing.
Now, what comes next, one might ask.
Many things. I’ve neglected my world building practices for more than a year. Last month I managed to get my hands on on a few extra workstations (old machines, but good enough to play with), so I’m finally getting down to business of that atmosphere/ocean model for my fictional planet.
While that one is calculated, I’ll have to tighten my cultural setting too and add flesh to the characters. I did a fair share of work to introduce my main culture in the trilogy, but this time I’m heading deeper in time: the story of their world I initially set out to write. Didn’t happen back then and for a better good. I’m happy I wrote Falaha first, because her story made me figure out that the novel, Rjg, was starting out with the wrong main character. That old story belonged to someone else and for that reason refused being written.
Rjg is the story of Yaren.
A story nearly three billion years old, set in an ancient world long before its culture spread out to the stars of the Milky Way and beyond. (The answer to your questions regarding the timespan is in Falaha’s story.)
Genre? This is science fiction, not fantasy. An alien historical novel, if you may. 😉
Where’s the science, you ask? I’m having atmosphere/ocean model not just for a decor.
It’s going to be a big novel, 250k+ words, told in
four or five three parts. I haven’t decided on a POV yet, but possibly First Person or Third Person Limited.
So, yeah, sex, blood, and rock-n-roll, baby!
If not too lazy and in good health, I will be updating the blog on this project a lot. Along with some articles on worldbuilding, of course.