mars terraforming

Terraforming Romance Started

So it looks like I’ve started full production on “Terraforming Romance” (working title). I’ve already got 7,000 or so words of it from written from when I was working on beginnings. The outline isn’t finished, but I’ve got the first act pretty solidly planned. So I’m thinking maybe I’ll do this a different way, revise it a third at a time, make sure everything’s cool before I go onto a full novel that’s harder to change. I trust my beta reader’s (re: wife’s) judgement pretty thoroughly. I figure if I go in a wrong direction I can correctly easier if I haven’t already gone that wrong route.

Creating the outline was like always–like pulling teeth. I still couldn’t get up to the 30 scenes I was hoping for, I don’t know why. I suppose if I wanted to fill in the story with junk, I could, like an ex-boyfriend or intrusive mother, but I didn’t want to. Those aren’t the story. I did get 28 scenes though. Hopefully that’ll give me enough to cut back.

Also finished sending out all the queries for Dwarves of Katie Elder. Time to get those rejections. I don’t know why I spent so much effort on it, it’s doomed anyway. It’s too short for a fantasy novel, it’s about dwarves–not exactly a market draw. Even I don’t know what audience it’s meant for (except people who want a good story).

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It’s no fun getting rejections in your inbox, but at least it means I can close the chapter (pardon the pun) on this story. My only hope is that if I do get a contract, I’ll have a bunch of trunk novels to publish while I write my next one.

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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