I need YOUR help with a small, but important, detail of my next book.
I’m writing a science fiction story next and it based partially on fact.
Here is the FACT part …
In 2010, American astronomer Steven Vogt announced that he had discovered Gliese 581g, a tidally locked super-earth with the potential for human habitation. There were doubts raised, and recently several articles have come out discounting the possibility of this planet even existing.
Ever since I heard about it I knew I had to write a story about it and I have pages of notes and some of the manuscript begun already. So imagine my dismay when I saw questions arising as to whether or not the planet ever existed. There went my story plot!
I could have begun the search for a new planet, but then I realized, no, this could still be real if there were a better, stronger telescope out there to find it.
I will include the articles debunking the existence of Gliese 581g saying that this planet was dismissed as imaginary but “with the installation of the [fill in the blank] telescope on the Mars colony Steven Vogt was vindicated in his discovery.”
So, now is your chance. What should the telescope and observatory be called? Should I place it on the Moon or on Mars and why?
How do you know when you have good friends? When they give you a swift kick in the butt for saying the same thing over and over and not doing anything about it.
I told my writer buddy Kerrie that I hadn’t gotten any writing and, more importantly, editing on my book done.
Yes, I have been sitting on the edits for MONTHS now. I have the notes, all I need to do is knuckle down and make the changes, and then send them to her for proofreading.
So she, and another friend, upon hearing I had been going on True Blood benders instead of more literary pursuits, edited the little gem above and posted it on my Facebook page.
In case you don’t know who he is – that Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide Herveaux on True Blood. Now there is one werewolf I wouldn’t kick out of my bed.
Hubba hubba …
ANYWAY, to avoid receiving any more of these mind-blowing, and ever so distracting photos on my FB page I will be FINISHING War’s End Book 2 edits this weekend or have a really good reason why.
The window air unit is running, the room is cool, and my desk is reasonably clear. I’m going to type up some posts for tonight and this weekend for Bubblews and then GET … TO … WORK on editing.
Meanwhile, I need to wipe the drool off of my face. Good friends are hard to come by!