Massive re-writes will be happening when this is done, I think. I’m tempted to do them now, but I think the idea is to just get everything down first, then clean it up, so I’m going to stick with that plan of action. The whole asteroid-mining thing needed some scientific consistency. I almost scrapped the concept entirely, but I think they’ll still be doing it, just on the same asteroid for months at a time rather than flitting from one to the next. There are simply a) not enough asteroids for that to continue all that long as a career, and b) not asteroids close enough to one another. The time period is still akin to the gold rush, the scale has just been cut back some.
Of course, none of this helps me find a plot. Lesbian Space Vampires may or may not make an appearance. That was Travis’s contribution to my novel, but I mutated it into Lesbian Space Ninjas, as I’d already mentioned the vampire thing, and I didn’t want to have to wait to tie them in.
In an hour, I’ll be in a movie theater about to watch the finishing sequel to the Matrix. I’ve got my fingers crossed. Critics have panned it, but it could be good anyway, who knows? I’ve invited my friend Alex, who told me yesterday that he’s going to do the nanowrimo thing with me!!! Yes! A partner in crime. And he’s leaning towards space opera, which is simmilar to my genre.