DSP Issue 5 // Relief In Finishing
Micro-fiction, poetry, and musings from among the stars.
Excellent news. After over a year of revising and re-editing, the new version of Mara’s Awakening is complete. Yet my work has only just begun.
It’s frustrating when it feels like something never ends.
I’ve started countless novels. I’ve tried and gave up on all five of them. Sometimes I feel like giving up on The Mara Files, even as I spend my third year working on the series. But where would that leave me?
Patience isn’t always my forte. It’s a fickle quality, only willing to be present some days, and often gone for months at a time.
It gets me into trouble on a daily basis. You’d think after years of mishaps caused by this impatience, I’d know better. Of course not.
It’s a constant struggle! We are our worst enemies after all.
This Transmission Contains
What I'm Writing
I'm working on a new project, which I started writing three days ago. It's unlike anything I've ever tried writing, complete with a second person perspective.
It's a joy to produce and has been gnawing at my mind for years now. I'll keep you updated.
What I'm Revising
Now I've finished Mara's Awakening, it's straight on to revising Mara's Choice, the second book in the series.
I've recently dedicated an hour to writing each day which has done wonders for the amount of progress I’m making.
It's going well so far!
What I'm Reading
I've been reading Railhead by Philip Reeve on and off recently. It's a brilliant novel with fantastic world building and description.
What I'm Eyeing
Can't wait to read another Becky Chambers book, as my library is yet to order them in.
6 Words Story
The enemy lurks inside the mind.
50 Words Microfiction
It was a beautiful tragedy in the best, most twisted sense. How can someone’s fall from grace be so damming yet stunning?
What fools find such brilliance in such terrible circumstances? All of us, apparently. Especially the day when the great Tsisi Station fell from the sky.
The beautiful thing
And the most damming thing ever
It's lovely, isn't it?
The view from up here
Safely nestled in the blanket of the unforgiving vacuum
Space is vast and filled with potential
Unlike the mess down there
We're safe because we read the signs
Unlike everyone else
So we bask in our safety
And our cruel indifference
And we watch as the world burns
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See you in the stars.