12 Apr Deep Thinking
I’ve failed at regular updates.
In my own defense, the times we’re living in now, this “new normal” (God, how I hate that phrase), has made day-to-day existence an anxiety-filled rollercoaster. Even in this tiny town I live in, that forsaken virus has taken its toll.
Let me go ahead and get this out of the way — I’m not sick. I’m just sad, and worried, and a little freaked out. The day job has suffered layoffs, furloughs, and, well, I’ll leave the rest of the story out for now. I’m not sick, and I still have a job, but … I’m not really sure for how long.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on top of the anxiety. This may ramble a bit, and I apologize.
Those of you who have read SABRE-6, keep reading. If you haven’t, oh hell, read it anyway.
The third book in Kerry’s saga, EDEN-1, revolves around the world restarting after being ravaged by a virus set loose by those sickos from Windhaven. I started writing EDEN-1 in 2019.
In the wake of the COVID-19 virus ripping across the world, I considered scrapping the book. There, I said it. I saw so many comments on how dystopian writers should “just stop,” and I agonized over what to do. I’m grateful my short stories have kept my creative gears turning, but Kerry kept calling to me, demanding for her saga to continue. I just wasn’t sure if I should. This particular part of her story is intense in more ways than one, and it’s a hard write.
It’s taken a long time, and several Voices of Reason (you know who you are) to help me figure it out. So here’s my decision, in writing so everyone can see it.
I’m not stopping.
The world I’m building for EDEN-1 might have a few new aspects worked in, but it will happen. And so will the as-yet-untitled fourth book. And depending on her mood, any other books that might be waiting behind #4.
I know this is a short entry, but I need to get back to a wicked short story I’m writing. And there’s a book calling my name.
Stay safe, all, and I’ll be back again soon.
Stefin Bradbury (@StefinBradbury)Posted at 02:48h, 12 April
You are one helluva writer no matter what you write.