Dialogue with a Cyborg, Part 2

December 11, 2018

After much delay, and an embarrassing amount of procrastination, and one night of anxious editing and reediting, part two of “Dialogue with a Cyborg” is finally here!

For those of you who read my recent IWSG post, you know that I recently had a really exciting shiny new idea, and that this shiny new idea messed up my timetable for a preexisting project.  “Dialogue with a Cyborg” was that project that got messed up.

I still can’t say what this shiny new idea is, but I can tell you that part two of “Dialogue” is the first story to make use of it.  For me, this ended up being an experiment, a first test run to see if the new idea would play well with older material. Hopefully no one will even notice what changed between the first and second installments of this story.

So without further ado, please click here for the continuation of “Dialogue with a Cyborg.”  Or if you haven’t read part one, please click here.


Update on “Dialogue with a Cyborg”

November 21, 2018

I’d hoped I’d have part two of “Dialogue with a Cyborg” ready for today, but things didn’t work out as planned.  Maybe that’s for the best.  I’ll finish it for next week, and that’ll give my beta readers a chance to look over it too.

In the meantime, if you haven’t read part one of the story, click here so you’ll be all caught up when part two comes out.


New Writing Rule: Add More Sci-Fi

October 8, 2018

I have a new writing rule.  This is a just-for-me kind of rule.  I’m not advocating that other people should do this; but in my own writing life, I’ve learned that if I’m working on a story and I’m not loving it, I probably need to add more Sci-Fi.

A while back, I had a story idea.  It started with a writing prompt from Fiction Can Be Fun.  It’s a very old writing prompt, apparently.  When I went looking for that prompt so I could link to it (I did eventually find it: click here), I discovered it was from November of 2017.  This story has been gestating in my brain for almost a full year!

Anyway, in the original story concept I had a brother and sister go out on an aurora chasing tour.  They get into an argument.  The brother sort of makes a fool of himself, and the sister has a dramatic and poignant revelation about the beauty of nature.

But you know what?  I wasn’t loving that story.  I never got very far with it.  So I followed my new writing rule and added more Sci-Fi.

Today I’m pleased to share with you part one of what I intend to be a three part series called “Dialogue with a Cyborg.”  Click here to start reading!

P.S.: A special thank you to David and Andrea for helping me with the final edits.