Various thoughts about travel, writing, and publishing -- plus anything else that is worth a comment by award winning science fiction author Henry Melton
Friday, September 22, 2006
From Lake Michigan to the Frigid Sea
My most recently written novel, with most of the action taking place on Lake Michigan, has been sent off to the reviewers, so it's time to fold up those brain cells and put them over there and turn to another project until the marked up review copies come back to me.
A novel I haven't touched since in five years needs some work. My craft has improved since then, and when I took another look at this one, which takes place on a terraformed Luna, I knew immediately that it needed a significant rewrite, more than just a touch-up and polish.
This one is in the far future, after an atmosphere and oceans have been put on our Moon, and after the collapse of the civilization that made that happen. The opening scene takes place in a wagon train. I've pulled out my old notes and reviewed the events. It's going to be fun. I haven't visited Luna in a long time, and it's one of my favorite vacation spots.