Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N = New Idea for the prequel.

Last Saturday morning, the idea for the Vallar prequel came to me when I opened my eyes. I love when that happens. I think I somehow planted a seed because the night before I had read over an attempt I had made several months ago. My biggest problem with writing a prequel has been the risk of spoilers.  However, I think I have something to work with. My latest strategy has been to write the blurb first. This is because making big outlines never seems to work out for me.  So here is the blurb…..

A young soldier realizes she’s pregnant. It’s against the Marc laws for an unauthorized person to have a baby - the only choice is abortion. She runs away from Marscorp, trying to save herself and her baby. Meanwhile, Marscorp is desperate for more food and water because of their growing population. A ruthless leader, Captain Beacon rises from the ranks, willing to do whatever it takes to seize control of Mars.
Caution: This is subject to change. 

Here is the N book for today.
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth's animals from extinction. Life couldn't be better. However, the twelve-year-old time traveler soon learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is abducted and taken to thirty-first century Mars; his dad becomes stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying a newly habitable, post apocalyptic Earth.

Traveling through time in the family's immense spaceship, Noah, a paraplegic from birth, must somehow care for the thousands of animals on board, while finding a way to rescue his parents. Along the way, he discovers his mother and father aren't who he thought they were, and there is strength inside him he didn't know he had. Read the review HERE.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Isn't it amazing the power of the human brain? Now you have a place to begin.

Rinelle Grey said...

I often find story ideas or solutions to plot problems come to me in the middle of the night!

Love the premise, sounds like a good book.

Rinelle Grey

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Our brains work on problems when we sleep because the brain doesn't go to sleep (just our bodies do).

M Pax said...

I can't write long outlines usually either. I find it helpful to write out what I intend to do at the start and a tagline. Then I just write. Granted, I usually know the ending and what I'm writing toward. So that helps. Somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 done, I will write brief sentences of what the remaining chapters will be about.

Sounds like an exciting prequel.

Rusty Webb said...

I like your prequel idea. I'm sure you'd turn it into gold.