Monday, February 13, 2017

What shall I write next? Take my Poll.

It's been a busy start to 2017. I’m currently working on the first draft of Lightning Shifter and hope to finish it by the end of February. I’m about 75% done, but the ending is always the hardest part.

Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to decide what to write next out of all my ideas. I thought it would be fun to set up a poll. This poll will be up until I finish Lightning Shifter.

Here are my ideas. Which one do you like best? Take the Poll!

Artificial Imperfection: (Genre: Science Fiction) This is about the human-like A.I unit known as Zamler. He’s considered a legacy because he’s one of the first A.I.s that built the structures on Mars. Thanks to him and his fellow A.I’s Mars is colonized. He’s about 250 years old, and has always been perfect. He never makes mistakes, and struggles to tolerate the imperfect humans. Zamler finds out that nothing lasts forever. His two other legacy A.I’s make some dangerous mistakes. Human lives are lost. Management fears Zamler will soon malfunction in the same way. They want to decommission him. Zamler resists, but soon he discovers he too has made a mistake without even knowing it.

Feathers of Time: Genre: (Romance with time twist.)Hannah works in I.T. in a research facility. She’s divorced, but never had children, still in her mid-twenties. Her ex cheated and was emotionally abusive. She doubts there is an honest man on Earth. She figures if she wasn’t a success at marriage, she would be in her career and wants to prove something. She’s just made it to the I.T. manager position, but she has stepped on people to get there. She still wants more. She wants to be a CEO. A lot of people don’t like her. There is a top secret project going on regarding a time machine. An “accident” occurs and she gets sent back in time, to the 1700’s where she ends up captured by American Indians. There’s a particular man that she hates…at first. I’d make him sort of a bad boy type. (Not sure about the title yet, but that’s all I have for now.)

Hurricane: (Genre: Science Fiction) An alien race (superior to humans) has been breeding and using humans to work for them on a distant planet for a thousand years. Eventually, the aliens went to war with each other, but instead of risking their own lives both sides use mostly humans for combat. This has been going on so long that the humans don’t know any different. This is their normal. They’re kept away from any knowledge of earth. They’re pretty much bred and trained and only secretly have relationships. One man, after losing his closest female friend in combat, wants to end it all. He sees no point to go on…until he meets another man who knows about Earth. This one seems the easiest to extend into a trilogy. As for the title “Hurricane” is the name of the ship that they secretly build to escape. 


Let me know what one you picked in the comments and why. I’m open to suggestions.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The first and last intrigue me. Like to know the mistake Zamler has made. The other one does sound epic though.

Pat Dilloway said...

I voted but it says there are no votes so far. I voted for C