And thus Stars Fall 04 begins! I had to hammer out a lot of wobbly plot issues before I could start this. I knew where it started and how it ended, and even some points between, but the questions of why and why not popped up quite a bit. I think I have them worked out, now. Enough to get started on writing it.
We’re coming to the end. Can you feel it? Two more stories, one more bonus chapter, one more book… and we’re done. After that, well, a vacation, likely, but more writing is in the future. I hope to see you there.
But let’s not dwell on what’s to come. What’s here, right now, is the continuing saga of a character I never thought I’d end up writing this much about — Carrie Lane.
Did you know? The original plan for Forsaken Shores, instead of Happiness, was to run into a retired Superman living in the woods. He and Lex would’ve arrived in Vancouver, gotten bubbled (since the Fae queens feared power, not evil, exactly) and put their differences aside so Lex could invent things to keep the sealed city alive. Except it all would’ve gone horribly wrong, and Supes lost his faith, and… um… stuff?
Yeah. That one wasn’t quite fully fleshed out, beyond the backstory. But I did eventually get to reuse the idea of “superheroes yanked into our world” with Astro Gal, and she’s really hung in there as I explore what it’d really be like to be a costumed heroine.
As you can see from sf04, it’s… not always very great. Why is she in this situation? Why isn’t she out there kicking butt with the crew of the Quantum Mermaid? Read and find out. Comments and feedback and reactions are welcome.