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Day 3. Well, I’m already behind. My intention was to write 350 words a day, but because I was in the San Francisco over the weekend, I didn’t start. Monday was a travel day, Tuesday was a catchup day, and here we are on day 3! Okay, then! I have some catching up to do!
|What I Write||
I write science fiction and fantasy, with a lean towards fantasy, especially contemporary fantasy. Lately I’ve been writing poetry, but attempting to write “science fiction poetry,” which I think is much harder than it sounds. (What makes a poem a “science fiction poem”?) But oh, do I wish I could start on that alternate history novel set in the Bronze Age! With Sodom! And Gomorrah! And Lot!!
“Sparking the Matter” – Asimov’s
For the Write-a-thon this year, I thought I would change it up a bit. I want to write a novella (novellette? novella?) (about 15,000 words) which I can only describe this way: Game of Thrones meets … poop. In space. Yes, that’s right — poop! Because who doesn’t want to read about poop? It involves a generation ship that’s wildly off course. Yep. Poop.
A second story I’d write, assuming there’s time, is a variant that isn’t scatologically inclined. The generation ship has run out of memory to function (logs take up space, you know) and people from the lower “class” are selected at random to have memories deleted so that room can be made. No, it’s not a fair system at all. But what happens when the ship comes across a planet full of human-esque inhabitants, who are not technologically inclined? Do they use these new people as storage?
I would like to raise $500 this year!