If you could write a book, what would it be about, and why? (Though, of course, some of you already HAVE.)
Well, I’ve only got a first draft of a manuscript and a half, which I’d like to finish up this summer. (The half first draft, not both manuscripts up to par, obviously!) I haven’t written a lot this spring, but I hope to rectify that situation once I’m probably settled for the summer. But the thing is, I’m kind of paranoid, so I don’t like talking specifics about my manuscripts, beyond vague tweets about certain situations, such as side characters demanding more attention and protagonists doing silly things. (This one time, my heroine escaped me on a boat! That draft stopped right there. I need to reboot that one…) So here’s a vague sampling of stuff sprinkled all through my writing—ghosts, comedians, androids, cannibalism, glam rock, bad jokes, meritocracies, near-future sci-fi, far -future sci-fi, multicultural fantasy, contemporary, willfully anachronistic historical, and pregnant women.
And why? Well, because the stories keep coming and I need to make some room for the new ones. Essentially, because I can’t not.