My subconscious, or Muse, or *$^#$@!!!!! in my head seems to have a problem.
Or maybe it’s them, and I don’t mean that in the Woke sense. it’s much more like popcorn kittens then an single subconscious:
It’s like, the hero’s leading the heavily armed convoy into the burned ruins of the city . . .
Hey! How about a kid with three uncles . . .
What? No. The city ruins inhabited by desperate, defeated and marooned enemy soldiers . . .
He has three uncles! We’ll kill the two abusive ones and keep the drunk . . .
Plus escaped slaves and the criminal gangs all fighting for the dwindling resources . . .
And be sure to describe the stairs, because that’s where his aunt . . .
Shut up. The heavily armed convoy with a mission of finding and repairing . . .
Oh, and he and his cousins are running an antique finishing and repairing . . .
Are you kidding? WTF do I know about antiques?
More than you know about heavily armed convoys. Now the opening scene . . .
A shield low to the ground to clear debris . . .
Hey! “Space Marshal” might be a good story for Sarah’s idea about episodic . . .
It’s not finished, either. As they head for what remained of Government Plaza . . .
Then you’d have to finish it! Finally!
Shut up. Watching to both sides as . . .
Oh, hey, those stairs would make a great background for the cover.
What? No. The ruins of a futuristic city is the back ground I’ll need if you would just shut up and let me get on with this one . . .
Actually “Space Marshal” would be cool with illustrations, you should . . .
Look. I’ll write a quick intro to this plucky sixteen-year-old with the antique business and a drunken uncle, if you’ll just shut up and let me get back to the convoy. Deal?
Good plan! Get writing!
So, it probably won’t come as a surprise to any one that not only do I now have a 30K first draft of K.A.T. Antiques, I have dragged “Space Marshal” out from under the bed, and it might be fun to use for an episodic thing . . .
Radmir, on the other hand, is still just starting into the ruins of the former capital city . . .
And by the way, did you know I’ve written YA under a pen name?