It honestly just hit me: in the story I’m writing, which has crested 43,000 words as of yesterday, the city of Nashville is where so many of the characters live originally, yet by the end of it about the only ones left there are…the Slovenian … Continue readingWhy Don’t You Stay?
Ah, brainstorming. It’s always so beautiful when you look over the different pieces of a story you’re writing and find new ways for them to fit together more effectively. So it has been with Decca’s makeover in my Christmas superstorm story in my near-future science-fictional … Continue readingBrand New Decca
For the tornado season part of my storyline, I’ve gotten the idea that during one of the great outbreaks in May, the triplets-cum-rock-stars will take their storm-chasing concert convoy (yes, that’s a thing in this story’s universe) to the north, tracking a strong tornado into … Continue readingOut of the Medicine Line, and Into the Shadow World
I know I wrote a whole blog post about how Polina Valentinova, after her record-setting solo space voyage as a teenager in the 1980s, becoming the first person to visit Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (and to complete a full eight-planet tour), with nuclear thermal rocket … Continue readingGleichen and Valentinova: Into the Abyss?
In my alternate timeline, I have penciled in that intrepid cosmonaut Polina Valentinova undertakes the ultimate adventure of her time: a manned version of the Voyager probes’ “grand tour” track, visiting Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune…and then turning around at Neptune and visiting all the … Continue readingGleichen and Valentinova: Lost in Space
In the story I’m developing about the Christmas from Hell, the greatest blizzard in the history of the United States, it might already seem enough of an omen to have a rogue comet looming in the sky over the characters…but lately I’m of the mind … Continue readingLights Up the Sky
“Make a wish!” an excited girl said, as the boy who was cradling her in his arms beheld his candles one last time, closed his eyes, and summoned his desires, blowing the flames out of his delectable treat, the embers continuing on in the beachside … Continue readingThe Lastborn of Mother Earth
I know for my Great Christmas Blizzard of 2045 that I’m working up for a future story, it will already be a record-breaking storm in terms of pressure, passing the 900 millibar mark on the way down (lower pressures mean greater intensity), freakishly severe for … Continue readingDo I Dare Smash Pressure Records?
After the ultimate winter storm, the ultimate cold wave? Well, why not? After all, it would be just too disappointing for the Great Christmas Blizzard of 2045 to come in and then that’s it for the truly extreme weather. A second act where the arctic … Continue readingThe Ultimate Cold Wave?
Ah, another week, another update for the worldbuilding for the novel I plan to write. If I spared myself all these blog posts and just wrote it I might have a full-length novel by now. Oh well. 🙃 I’ve never been a pantser anyway. I … Continue readingA Diamond Baron Goes Green?