Cheating on my WIP

I get it. I really do. You’re supposed to finish a project before moving on to the next, otherwise you’ll end up with a bunch of half completed manuscripts and no completed novels.

But what about when an idea strikes that you can’t help but delve into the new idea a little deeper. I know, I know. The honeymoon stage of a writing a new book is always more exciting than staying with the wip that you’ve been blandly living with for more than a year. But how can I not start down that new path with the “presently” more exciting idea. The characters are new and I haven’t reached that frustrating part of having to make eveyything fit together.

And yes, it does seem like I’m making excuses. And yes, perhaps I wouldn’t be in this mess if I remained a little more dedicated to finishing Shaw’s story than to my PS4. But still, I have to at least explore this new idea a little bit so as to have something else to move onto when I finish the first book.

I’ve always wanted to write a space opera and have waited for years for the right idea to strike. And it has.  And I can’t wait to begin working on it (that is, after I make myself finish Song of Sheol.) Here is a little glimpse of what awaits when I finish with Shaw.

Starburst Absolution – A space opera in which hardline Shepherd Black travels the star ways to uncover the Universal Church’s hidden secrets and finds more than he ever bargained for.

While it’s not much, I am excited about what this story can be.  It’s equal parts inspired by Ennis’ Preacher, Judge Dredd, and Whedon’s Firefly. I love the idea behind a frontier space, a vindictive punisher, and a man who has more inner demons that I care to count.

 

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