I'm excited to give you an inside look at my latest work-in-progress! Right now, I'm about 40% done with the first draft, and am still planning on publishing before the end of the year. So, here is some further insight on the PASF Project!
PASF stands for: Post-Apocalyptic Science Fantasy. I'm sure other authors have melded these genres before, but when I had the idea for this series back in 2012, I'd never read anything like it. As my thoughts coalesced, I got really excited! I even started a first draft at the time, but eventually returned to the Dawn Saga before completion.
Over the next 7 years, I almost stopped working on the Dawn Saga a few times to continue work on PASF. Thankfully, I didn't, because now that I've finished the Dawn Saga, I have a chance to devote my full attention to this new series. The time span also gave me a chance to collect ideas and inspirations, a vital part of my process. When I completed the Dawn Saga earlier this year, I also realized PASF takes place in the same universe and has some tie-ins to it, although the two series are separated by a huge span of time.
One of the things I've really wanted to do with my sci-fi writing is have a setting that's more immediate than the far-future locale of the Dawn Saga. So for PASF, I put it primarily on Earth, in places that I've been to and/or lived. One of the main characters is from Jackson, WY, and another is from Salt Lake City. A third has a mysterious past on the east coast of the USA, and the fourth and final viewpoint is written from a character born on nearby colony planet.
Despite the fact the story starts 800 post-apocalyptic years from now, I've still felt an immense connection to the places I'm writing about, which has been pretty cool. 🙂 It also helps the characters feel more relatable as well.
Another aspect I'm really enjoying with this book is imagining what the world looks like almost 1000 years from now. What has global warming done to it? How have religions, technology, and landscapes evolved? What happens to our present countries and their citizens? I'm not saying I'm predicting the future, but it is fun to speculate on a possible future. I've done a lot of research for this book, which is making it take longer than my previous novels, but I feel the final product will be much better.
In my next newsletter, I'll go into part 2 of the sneak peek, which will delve more into the main characters. Hope you enjoy!