Monday, March 9, 2009

Thank You Mr. Brown

Finally, after three years of fits and starts, I have finished my Science Fiction epic, Xenobiology.

I started Xenobiology because I was inspired by the wonderful blognovel Simon of Space. Back when SoS started, it was an episodic story posted to blogger every couple of days, so that's the example I followed. I intended my story to be purely episodic, like the old star trek shows, where every few episodes the Professor would visit a new planet and describe the life forms there, all against a backdrop of a technologically stifled galactic civilization.
I wrote a post a day for the first 30 days. Then I let myself have a break, which I probably never should have done. I never recovered that momentum.
But I received enough compliments to make me think I could actually write, and over the course of getting the Professor to where I wanted him I had laid the foundation for an actual plot. Like with an ending and everything.

So I joined a local writer's group, failed at NaNoWriMo a few times, and ever so slowly developed my story and missed my self imposed deadlines.
And now, with several months of increased discipline, It is done. Every future post is loaded into blogger, and I'm scheduling them for a post a day as I do final corrections.

Of course, there is more to the story, but for now I just wanted to thank the author that really got me started in writing.