Planning sf04. Figured you deserved a preview of coming attractions, even if the story itself isn’t ready.
The good news is I have a potential outline halfway done. The plan all along was “Let’s use Carrie Lane / Astro Gal as a lens to see how America is dealing with the slow takeover of the Ascendancy over their nation.” This does mean however that we won’t see much of the main cast — what they’re up to will be hovering in the background, just out of Carrie’s vision, although she’s desperately trying to figure it out since they haven’t included her.
(Why haven’t they included her? She’s not technically a vigilante, she works directly for the U.S. Government through law enforcement, and thus indirectly works for the Ascendancy. Also, with the number of people in Emily’s social circle vanishing off the radar, there’s extra surveillance on her to see which way her wind blows.)
So, the downside is we won’t get immediate payoff on “What’s going to happen to Una?” or “How do they beat the Ascendancy?”. This is The Uprising, the turning point where the world has gotten over the sticker shock and is ready to punch the dealer in the mouth. We saw some of that at the end of sf03, and it’s only going to spread from there.
One worry I have is that folks who haven’t read Second Age won’t get this one. They could kinda figure out who Elisa is, but an entire story focused on Carrie in third person limited? Dunno. I am working to get at least a Kindle version of Second Age out, but a PRINT version would be ridiculously expensive, and unlikely. Hopefully Carrie’s intro in sf00 will be enough to get those folks through.
And there’s your update. Sound good? Looking forward to it? I should definitely have something for you next week, maybe even a few scenes to kick us off this week. I am pondering what happens at Proctor Lar’s next conference call with the Ascendancy higher-ups… he doesn’t run the entire organization, after all. Just this Earth’s invasion force. That’ll be a fun fly on the wall moment…
More to come. Thanks for your patience.