Writing seems to be a cycle that repeats itself: brainstorm, outline, write, edit, beta, edit, edit, submit. While waiting on edits and submissions other works begin their lives and today is no exception. I’m beginning work on a new book.
Spirit Hackers took me over two years to write and this time I’m determined to finish this one in record (for me) time: 6-months maximum. Can this be done? Perhaps. Life always gets in the way along with a drive that isn’t consistently there but I think setting a goal is always helpful. For the past four or five months I’ve thrown around the idea of writing a time travel story, which in itself is difficult. Only a handful of books and movies have done it well and it’s a minefield of plot holes. I consider myself a student of time travel (Back to the Future being my favorite movie of all time) and it’s a challenge I’m up for. Hell, I may even write a great book in the genre!
This past week I broke out my good ‘ol lefty notebook and began outlining & brainstorming this time travel beast. It’s coming together pretty well but there’s still plot points and world-building that needs to be done before I get behind my keyboard. This is the most exciting time with a new WIP. It’s the most creative and the world is my oyster.
So with that said, I welcome into my writing universe my new time travel book: Loopback. Let the games begin.
Good luck Aaron!
I used to have lefty notebooks too.
Thanks Mel! I think we talked about this years ago too. Lefty notebooks are so awesome but my handwriting is so poor (and my hand cramps) that I move to Scrivener & my Mac pretty quick.
Good luck, Aaron. I agree that time travel stories are often fraught with plot holes. I almost always find something to complain about. And I really liked BTTF, but I always thought it was sad that he finally got the family and life he wanted in the end, but didn’t have any of the same memories of that childhood. Or would they magically appear in his brain???
Anyway, love the title, Loopback. I know you have a lot on your plate right now, but I think if you break your goal down into small daily or weekly chunks, you’ll be amazed how much you can accomplish!
Thank you Gwen! I never thought of BTTF in that instance, though in the movie Frequency they do address remembering things both ways. I’m fond of the title too but not sure if that’ll be the final name or just a working title. We’ll have to see how it goes.