June 6th, 2012

Well, it only took 456 days, but I think I finally have this figured out. What's "this", you might ask? (Go head, you can ask it. Don't be shy . . .)

Well, "this" is the model which describes the mechanics of the science upon which the entire story is based. And if I haven't mentioned that before, it's obvious now: my current Work in Progress will be categorized as science fiction.

I won't go into the details here. In fact, I won't even go into the details in the book. Because the details of the model are irrelevant to the story itself. The real purpose is to have a consistent, solid base upon which to build the story, and if I really do my job right, you won't even notice the consistent, solid base. The story will just feel right.

But someday that one over-eager fan will raise his hand at the book talk and ask, "So how did that actually work?" And that's when I whip out my eighty-seven slide PowerPoint presentation and reply, "I'm glad you asked."

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3 Responses to “Nailed It”

  1. Charlie says:

    And 456 days wasn't an exaggeration. This little project started on March 8, 2011 and just finished up today. I'm ECSTATIC to have it behind me at last.

    Unfortunately, this also means there's nothing left to distract me from solving the real problems of gaping plot holes and weak storytelling.

    One miracle at a time . . .

  2. TexasDeb says:

    Don't make that "someday" too far off in the future. Speaking as at least one of the over-eager types, you want to make sure I can still raise my hand by the time we get to your book tour. (you can sign my copy "To my biggest fan....")

  3. Charlie says:

    And if I'm lucky, I'll be able to still see and hear you. It's time to kick this project again.