The idea for this has been percolating for over a year, but until recently, I’ve had so little time for creative pursuits that it just wasn’t gonna happen. As ideas go, it’s one of the more “WTF?” I’ve had, but being me, I never do completely scrap bad ideas; I just periodically reexamine them until I find *something* usable. It’s worked decently for me in software engineering as well as writing.
The plan is to publish it here in serial form and simultaneously in the Fiction section of the EVE Online forums, although the version over there will have the (probably abundant) profanity scrubbed out and the sexxay funtimes dialed back to PG-13. I’m in the process of designing a game footage trailer for it, too.
I know, I know, who in the HELL among the EVE playerbase would read such an abomination? Got me. My husband, since he’s my editor for any fiction I write. (A moment of silence for the poor guy.)
I see it as a challenge on a number of levels:
- Regularly publish installments that (hopefully) keep its minuscule audience interested in what happens next
- Balance the romance aspects with the EVE techie stuff so that it isn’t just one or the other
- Keep my own creative output cranking along at a steady pace
- Continue to learn more about EVE lore as I go and keep the story mostly canon
One thing I’ve noticed about a fair amount of web fiction is the ever-present tl;dr factor. Even commercial-grade stuff can be such a wall o’text that I can barely get through it. I’ve gotta keep that in mind as I’m writing so that I don’t bore myself with it. 🙂
I’m shooting for having the first installment posted on or before April 12th.