I need a sci-fi/space epic.

Girl of the Day

Inoue Waka

星が見たい (Hoshi Ga Mitai), the short story I’m writing, is coming along. I get a little bit done everyday, which is my aim of focus. I have a lot of ideas running in my head and they have to be put down somewhere, or else I might lose something important. I’ve realized that if I want to write, I have to stop thinking linearly and write in a non-sequential manner. When I start a story, I always have characters, a main plot, a sub plot, and an ending thought up. However, I rarely ever write in that order. I usually start slow and simple, introducing the characters, and slowly moving into the sub plot. My stories are extremely easy to decipher – I always have a sub plot which then leads to a main plot. The sub plot is still there, but the main plot has either overrun or replaced it. Either way, without resolution of the main plot, the sub plot doesn’t get closure either. Now, you’d probably be thinking, ‘Well, even though it’s backwards, shouldn’t you be switching those roles around anyway?’ Perhaps, but it helps me when I think of it that way. Anyway, the ending always comes last, and by the time I get there, the storyline has warped too far away from my idea of the ending, so it’s always altered by the time I get there. Originally, HACK-R had a different ending. However, because it took me two years to write it (with a large, one-year hiatus in between), the ending didn’t end up as I originally intended. I don’t even remember what the original ending was supposed to be.

I’m really into sci-fi. Stuff like Uchuu No STELLVIA, TOP Wo Nerae, Star Trek, Lexx, Battlestar Galactica, and Dune have really inspired me, but I’ve never written a sci-fi/space epic. I’ve always written stories with sci-fi elements in them, but never a pure sci-fi story. I think after 星が見たい is finished or exhausted, I’m going to get started on writing a sci-fi/space epic. It’ll be fun, I think.

Current Music: Shibasaki Kou – Shinai

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