Originally Posted by Wisher1000
Deb, can you give us an idea what your book is about? I am writing a story, too. I have been for years, but it is only in my head.
The story is science fiction... On the lines of about a hundred years or so after we begin colonizing other planets.
I have been writing this story forty years now. with periods of time between writing periods. So write for a year or so then put it down for several.
This latest time I picked up was about four years ago when my mom was going through breast cancer and I am still writing. Started completely from scratch with a maturation of existing characters and changed a few main ones up. This original story is now officially shelved and in the first draft phase. Probably about eighty thousand words which is a medium sized book.
the contest is giving me an opportunity to write a prequel which is serving to do back story for many things creatures societies and a general feel of the book. One of my rules though is I cannot share concept. It defeats the momentum. But I can share a couple of lines.
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Amaya was looking a bit sick to her stomach. Since they had landed the artificial gravity was off. “Uh Oh. Um… when will the gravity be turned on?” She fled to the restroom… Robert reached over and flipped a switch and tapped a control, a bit of gravity came on for her. “Hard to throw up in zero G.”
“Thank you” came from behind closed doors, and another urrrp. When she came out she was wiping her face with a damp towel… she went to her nest and curled up… Mell climbed out of her shell and waddled over to her and chirp chirruped at her with her eye stalks straight up blinking at her…. She reached out a soft hand… yep it was a hand and petted Amaya on the arm… Amaya giggled.
Wrote this yesterday some time.