And the question is, can I write a science fiction story, in Italian, in 48 hours, considering my publisher asked for it?
It’s always a good idea to keep our publishers happy.
And from a strictly mechanical point of view, yes I can – 6000 words in two days, first draft, in Italian, is not a special feat.
The problem is, with science fiction one has to be careful.
SF needs idea, and needs precision, and research.
The obvious way out: work on some stuff I have already researched.
- Mars, but I did that to death.
- Titan and Mimas (the moons of Daturn)
- Sterling engines.
- Artificial tornadoes used as energy source.
Yes, I do research some weird stuff, in my spare time.
This is a good opportunity to finally write that story I mentioned I wanted to write.
Now I need a main character, a voice, and a story.
And then fire Scrivener up and pour my brains on the page.
It’s gonna be a wild two-days.