Sometimes discovery outdistances the writer. When I started writing Pilgrim’s Trail last summer humanity doubted that there were any planets surrounding one of the nearest stars, Tau Ceti. So I wrote about that solar system explaining how it had eight planets that were equal distant from the Tau Ceti Sun rotating at a perpendicular angle to the axis of observation from Earth. At the end of last year it was reported that Tau Ceti did contain 5 planets that did not orbit at equal distance from the Sun so now I will be rewriting the ‘scene’ as it were for the book/s. I realize my vision of Tau Ceti was somewhat fanciful but it did offer a logical explanation as to why the Tau Ceti Sun did not flicker from passing planets or wobble from the orbit of the Sun.
The book itself climbs closer to 40,000 words and looks as if it will easily clear 70,000 by the time it is complete. As the storyline is complete it is simply a matter of getting the words on paper. This is the first time for me that the work is complete before I have some to a conclusion in the final few chapters. Most of the time I am writing not knowing what is going to happen to characters until I am actually writing the events that are surrounding them. In writing Worlds at War I did not know what was going happen to the characters until they were in the event, this is particularly true during the battles on Mars. The battles would play out in my mind and I would have the characters react to the event as if they were different people just as they really would. It has been something that I have been able to do all my life. Allow the preconceived ideas of my own life to fall away and view the world through a different prospective and make decisions based on this different prospective. Now if I can just turn this into some form of profit! LOL
Hope all that read this are well and pushing the bounds of human understanding,