Unfortunately, I’ve ground to a halt on Sol. The last few chapters I’ve written have been just plain awful. I will pick it up again, but I’m shelving it for a while. After this bit of epic flame out that has been my ongoing web fiction, I’ve decided to only put out finished (or as finished as anything can really be) stories or novels into the public. The problem I ran into with Sol is that I can’t go back and correct the corners I painted myself into, which has driven the plot and character development right off the rails. Looking back…it was hubris that did me in. I should have known better…started smaller. Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
So, I’ve learned.
There’s no time like the present to correct my behavior. I’ve written a new Novellete (the first section of which is here). You can read the rest of the story by downloading the ebook on Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, you can download it for free. If you’re so inclined, you can pay 0.99 cents and own it for yourself (I’ll do a free promotion soon).
I’ve got another story, tentatively called ‘Johnny Two-Sticks’ underway in the same “Permaflood” universe as The Man in the Bowler Hat. At Least the View is Nice also takes place in that same universe.
I hope you enjoy the more complete stories with, I think, better plot and character development. This does not preclude me from writing more in the On the Train series (Bowler Hat is an On the Train inspired story).