The Pornography Wars
I have now completed the first draft of my latest Sci-fi novel – The Pornography Wars.
This novel started as an idea I had fifty years ago. I wrote a Sci-fi novel called Pornographic Syndromes. It was based on the notion that the Earth was being used as an Alien film set to record a pornographic soap opera. We, and all our history, were directed by aliens for mass consumption.
A year ago I read that novel and decided that it was not very good – not surprising really – it was one of my very earliest attempts. I had the idea of rewriting it.
What followed was not exactly a rewrite. It turned into a completely different book with a different story and a different ending. As often happens (no matter how much you do a detailed plot) the characters came to life and began to rewrite events.
I now have something completely different to that intended.
The first draft is 50,000 words. I am aware of certain shortfalls in the plot, characterisation and details. It is raw. I shall allow it to sit for a while in order to gain objectivity (not too long though or I would not remember it all) and then I shall carry out the first rewrite. By the time I complete that I would hope to be up to around 70,000 words.
After that I shall reread and start the process of editing.
By the time it is finished I will have given it a few edits.
If anybody would like to act as an early reader (to help me with the rewrite) just drop me a line!