As with all my novels this started with a couple of ideas which bumped together.
The first idea began with an idle thought: could I write a novel with just one character?
That led me to wonder where that character might be. I came up with the idea of them being marooned on a space station. That led me to question how they had come to be marooned.
The second whimsy was: could I get a novel to work, to have development and dynamics, if I started at the end?
Before I knew it I had the scenario for God’s Bolt – a Sci-Fi novel.
I invented my character. Then I ran into the problems. She had to have a back story and that necessarily involved other characters. My first idea became slightly adulterated by other characters.
By then it was too late. The juices were flowing. I had a plot. One thing led to another and I began trying to catch up with where my mind was taking me.
While I did not quite succeed at just having one character I did get quite close. I was more successful at starting from the end and did think the dynamics worked.
The reviews have been good!
I write my Sci-Fi novels under the alias of Ron Forsythe. I have a site set up for Ron. It has many of the books up there but I’ve got to find time to update it with the last four or five!
It’ll make my day if you have a look and leave a comment!