New Beginnings, Old Things Revived

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.

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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