Summer, Sequels and Side Stories

I’ve been procrastinating lately, mostly due to my depression, pain, and going through the medical exams of my spine — namely two CTs: one already done this month and then another one scheduled for the next month. Nothing good there so far from the first result; they suspect an (acquired) spinal cord damage and/or damage to the nerve roots and intervertebral discs, all of it sprinkled with other minor but annoying crap, so I need further magnetic resonance imaging diagnostics. Blegh.

CT scanners are cool. Literally, with their liquid helium cooling system they are like ice caves. These things must be done in summer. Also, the ride! The ride! And all that radiation? Red wine. Lots and lots of red wine between the pain meds. At least that’s what I’ve heard: red wine compound (resveratrol) offers protection against radiation exposure. (Ok, that’s just an excuse for heavy drinking.) Post-apocalyptic wine-themed action-adventure story? I’d read that. 🙂

I’ve been looking around for book bloggers and other book-reading folk for reviews of my first book, without much success yet (that would change if I suddenly get affirmative replies from the people I sent emails to). So this too was kind of depressing. And I’ve sent a lot of those emails/requests through blog forms. Probably not enough though. Another job for procrastination time, just like minor illustration and design courses on Skillshare.

The good news (for the small readership that I have) is, Falaha’s crew is getting a sequel. I wanted to wait until I finish Rjg, but since I came up with the book’s title, that thing wants to be written faster. So I’ll probably be multitasking on both books. My brain hates unfinished business and I had established a pretty vast universe there, with threads to other adventures and plots, and it seems I’m going there after all.

As for the Rjg — I’m about to rewrite everything that I’ve written so far. Why? Because of villains and helium. I’ve been digging into technology of things a lot and I must rework certain elements to fit the world and the narrative. Those are pretty important elements of worldbuilding. I’ve also shortened my target word count from 255k to 150k.

In the long run I’ll prioritize the story which would be going faster for me.

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.


  1. The lack of replies from book bloggers is indeed strange. I’ve sent requests too, and have FB friends who’ve sent them by the dozens too, and nothing. *shrugs* NEXT.

    I’ve continued reading Falaha, btw. But I’m horribly, disastrously slow with fiction at the moment. I got as far as them meeting Wen, and what I can say so far is I fucking love the Baal & Maok. Awesome creatures.

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