For a couple of months before PAX, I was working on another book. Then PAX happened and I lost the desire to write. Then the desire returned, but… not for that book.
So now I have 50k words – about 99 pages – worth of book, and I have no desire to add a single sentence to the thing. It’s not that I have writer’s block. I can write. Just… not this.
Perhaps I talked about it too much. I get enjoyment from telling the story. The problem is, if I tell someone about the book I’m writing then I no longer want to write it, because I feel like I’ve already told the story.
Whatever the reason, I’m sad to see so much work go to waste. On the other hand, it’s not really wise to release this to the public. The book basically ends at a really bad cliffhanger. But if you think you can stand reading half a book, then I’m happy to oblige.
That’s the entire book, minus notes, dumped into HTML. I’m sure there’s proofing errors and inconsistencies, not to mention the frustrating lack of resolution. You might be able to avoid some of the frustration by stopping when you get to the section titled, “Down”. It’s not a proper ending, but it at least resolves a section of the book, more or less.
Anyway, I offer it here for the curious. Maybe I’ll return to it someday. Maybe not.
Synopsis: This is the story of Rin, a young woman working for some fictional future space program. The book was intended to be darker in nature than The Witch Watch, possibly closer to Free Radical in tone.
And yes, I’m writing something else. I don’t dare say more.
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