Finished a novel for a friend; Writing Roadblock

August 25, 2011 in General Topics

I recently had the pleasure to read the first draft of Gareth D. Jones’ novel Gap Years. I’m impressed.

Gareth has taken some quantum mechanics ideas and really turned them on their heads. I won’t spoil the premise of the book, but it has all the hallmarks of a great science fiction tale: it is engaging, thought-provoking, and has more than its share of moral quandries.

I think it is going to do great when it hits the shelves, which it will.

On my front, I’m up to six active stories in circulation once again, and I’m working on another, but…it seems I’ve hit a stumbling block. My flash drive (yes, and I swore I wouldn’t lean on it so much) is missing, and it contains the nearly-completed draft of a tale I’ve been working on for the past two weeks. Now I’m stuck in a quandry between waiting to find the drive, which I think is somewhere around, or writing the tale from scratch.

I despise losing things, time most of all, so this is a real quandry for me.

I supppose I will rewrite it from scratch anyway, and see if I end up liking this draft better. No stopping for roadblocks. I go Mad Max and just plow right through.

Stay tuned.