So I’ve started another short story–“Project Star.” It has a title that I will reveal once I’m finished with the “Working Draft.” It will probably be the last project I work on for the year. It should take me up to Christmas Break.
Project Star was inspired by Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game (the movie–I’ve not had a chance to read the book yet), Diane Duane’s So You Want to Be a Wizard series, and by an idea that I’ve had in my head for a long time–years, in fact, of a protagonist who jumps off a very high place, but lands safely in a hovercar, similar to Anakin in SW: Attack of the Clones (so I guess that’s an inspiration as well).
Anyway, it is still in the early stages of development. I know that I do want it to be a far-future project, whereas All Tomorrow’s Children was a near-future project. I’ll (as always) detail more of its construction on the blog.
As I move towards the end of the semester, I will continue to write, but once the semester winds up, I’m going to shift my focus more to revising and getting the stories that I’ve finished in the Working Draft form, and move them into Submission Drafts. Perhaps, with more “product on the shelf,” someone, somewhere will start to purchase. I’ll also devote more time to my longer works and do more with them as well.