Monday, August 06, 2007

So much going on

A trip to the ER, a positive pregnancy test, and a vacation later...

I'm here. :)

Last night I had a dream. I dreamed of a military group, underground, complete with barracks. A resistance, but with a full army at the ready.

I'm not sure what they're fighting, or why, or what they're going to do. I know there is a white woman and a black man, and she is rewarded with a command and him as second in command so they can have private time together thanks to an extreme act of heroism/sacrifice. (Holy runon sentence, batman!)

I realized that this is my childhood tale of the Wildcats, a silly little story of an orphan who discovers a massive underground military society in the woods behind her orphanage. The man she eventually fell in love with was named Leapard (and I deliberately misspelled it, thinking it was cool.)

It was a silly story, but there's a grain of potential there. I think that with some polished steel, airships, space capability and advanced computers, I could make a decent sci-fi out of it. I'm going to have to work hard to keep it from becoming romnace-ish. The relationship isn't the point, it's simply just a part of the story. I also vow to have more than two characters. With a facility as large as the one I dreamed of last night, there HAS to be more.


Mike Toot said...

Nothing wrong with the subgenre of sf romance. Lots of well-known authors make their living off it (Lois McMaster Bujold, Jacqueline Carey) so just write the story that tickles your fancy.

Dwight's Writing Manifesto said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the Bambino, Heather!


ERiCA said...

A trip to the ER, a positive pregnancy test, and a vacation later...

Holy crap, that's a lot going on! (Makes me feel like I've been kinda whiny about the turmoil in my own life. *g)

Mega congrats on the baby, and like Mike says--nothin' wrong with romance! =)