I love it when inspiration hits, though it’s rarely at a convenient time.
It’s been a bit of a disjointed process, though. I experienced the same thing with Battlefield Angels. I write different sections of the book at the same time and have different parts of the book at different stages of development. Gradually, I start to tie everything together and bring everything up to the same level. It can be confusing and it’s very different from the way I write my novels, which is a very linear process.
To add to the confusion with Saving Shallmar, I came across the idea for a book. I’m not sure if it will be my next book or not, but it’s definitely one that’s competing for my attention along with Saving Shallmar.
I don’t want to go into too much detail because I’m still collecting information and developing how to present the story. I will say that it’s a true story from 1920’s Baltimore. I believe that it will allow me to tie in the feel of Baltimore during the Jazz Age, space exploration and pulp fiction. It should also be a fun story to write.
I wish I could spend more time on it now, but I’m writing one book and marketing a new book. I just hope it doesn’t take me three years to get around to writing the story.