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Galactic Rim & Virgo Supercluster

The Virgo Supercluster in reference to the Local Group

I’ve been working on a new story in the Galactic Rim universe. I have about 13,000 words written. I’ve taken some time to read my original 18,000 word manuscript and I have to say that I am a bit embarrassed. There are good ideas in it, but I know that I can write something much better now. It’s one of the reasons why I no longer post long form original creative fiction on my blog.

Why? It needs major edits. Those are hard to do all alone, but I’m working on them.

The original GR story needs a lot of work, and it’s hard to see where it is going, since it plays with time. I’ve thought about removing it from my blog, since the manuscript has changed a lot since I posted the stories, but I’ve decided against this. This new story is easier to write. I write about 1,000 words a day. My usual writing progression will lead me to start writing Symria again. Symria is my young adult fantasy novel that I started in late 2007. I didn’t write much in 2009.

Anyway, I’m liking the new story. It’s pretty cool and still hard science-fiction. I’ve had to relocate the story in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way, simply because the Perseus Arm, where the story originally took place, is too far away from Sol, 6,500 light-years to be exact. The Orion Arm is a minor arm, 3,500 light-years across by 10,000 light-years long. The Orion Arm is also called the Local Spur, the arm in which Sol is located. It’s ample for my story.

Hard science-fiction means no faster than light ships, no warp or jump engines.

If you check out that link on the image, you’ll find a 5MB map of the local supercluster, which is mind-blowing. Space is extremely vast. It’s easy to forget when you’re writing science-fiction.

The Virgo Supercluster (Virgo SC) or Local Supercluster (LSC or LS) is the irregular supercluster that contains the Local Group, which in turn contains the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies. At least 100 galaxy groups and clusters are located within its diameter of 33 megaparsecs (110 million light-years). It is one of millions of superclusters in the observable Universe. {via Wikipedia}

Writing Again

I’ve gotten to the point where I could start writing again, creative writing. I’m working on Galactic Rim and Symria. GR is about 22,000 words and Symria about 50,000 after it was edited down a bit. GR is a great way to get back into it. It’s good that I haven’t been reading that much science-fiction or fantasy. It’s let the ideas that I’ve written down and created germinate and ruminate over time. I’ve started dreaming of some interesting monsters which I’ve added to the Crypto-Zoological Lexicon of Symria. These stories, they need to be told and I like telling them.

Last Night’s Writing

I wrote about 1500 words last night in Galactic Rim . I was fun to do so and it has been a while since I have done so. I think of Galactic Rim as gateway writing, to get ready to tackle the more extensive projects that I have envisioned.

I pretty much know where the story is heading, and went to bed extremely late last night, right after I finished writing, in order to dream about the story. I’d say that it worked out pretty well. I should be good to write a few more thousand words today.

If Galactic Rim is to become a full-fledged novella/novellette, it will need a serious rewrite. It’s been written to be delivered as a web based story, so the chapters are extremely short, and sometimes act as stand-alone stories. I read the 40 page document once again last night. You can read the first draft of it here. I found it pretty entertaining. The universe is compelling enough, and I’ve developed my own technology and vocabulary to deal with it.

Right now, I’m continuing it as if it were a complete novella. Then, I’ll edit parts of it. I’ve already started the edits. I like doing them, even though they are painstaking. They make the story better.

Writing Galactic Rim

It’s taken a while for me to get back into creative writing and my stories. I’m happy to report that I’ve started writing in the Galactic Rim universe. I’m continuing the story where it left off, and editing parts of what I have already written. I’ve got the feeling that over the last year, I’ve become a better writer. Teaching grammar to adults and  writing articles everyday has helped me a lot.

I’m also preparing to edit, write and pursue Symria once again. During the course of the next few months, I hope to put together a few book proposals. If there are any agents or publishers reading this, please contact me.

Symria is a young adult fantasy novel. Galactic Rim is hard science-fiction. There is also a memoir of someone that I would like to put together. I think that I’ll be ready to publish an excerpt of Symria soon. The story was started in November 2007 for NaNoWriMo. It’s got about 75000 words until now.


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