I know I’m supposed to be working on The Farthest Star, but this new book was calling to me. So I started working on it–though progress is painfully slow. This month is crazy and it’s only going to get worse over the next month when I go bell ringing for the Salvation Army in Bothell. (Washington–in case anyone’s wondering.)
So I may not get much work done. I’ve only got about five chapters completed so far, but the premise to the novel is sound: It deals with a scientist who’s working on new technology that has a lot of market potential–one of which is time-travel. But a glitch in the silly thing lands him in the arms of a princess back in the early 16th century; having interrupted a kidnapping of sorts in progress.
Trying to flee his pursuers, the man makes the last ditch effort to escape by changing the functional parameters of the helix and ends up taking both himself and the princess back into the future; circa 2037. Only to find out–once there–that history has changed and not for the better. (For one thing, the American Revolution lasted another 29 years and the US has only 45 states.)
So now, the scientist and the princess have to find out what went wrong and fix it. But it’s going to take a lot of detective work and some ingenuity from both sides of the coin to succeed.
But The Lost Princess is going to be a little bit light on detail and more focused on action. So it’s going to be a little…weird.