And it came out neat, it came out genuinely G rated without losing its punch, its twist ending or its point. It's now destined for a YA market because it may slip under the Censors!
Still working on backstory for Nomad Novel and tonight's Sheila Viehl World Building Workshop helped immensely - because now I've got to look at my future history as a series of headlines I can jot in sixty seconds. To get a grip on what happened. On what was important and what affects the characters that profoundly. So when the next minute ticks on my computer's clock, I'll begin just typing them in. Sixty second exercise. Everything I can remember in 60 seconds...
AIs all killed in Cyberwars.
AI all killed (repeat endlessly and dates are weird in the Cyberwars)
Colonies founded on Alpha Centauri and other planets.
Colony transports program works, ships built in deep space out of asteroids by robot labor.
AI permitted under strict programming guidelines.
AI legalized under restrictions
Earth unites when FTL discovered.
Rebel starships form Nomad Alliance to fight Terran Empire
Terran Empire smaashed by Nomads and colonial resistance
NOmad Alliance documents formalized by full consensus democratic vote.
Ophiuchi Colony attacks Earth
One ship escapes to rally Nomad Alliance to save Earth
USA signatory to Nomad ALliance
Leads right on up to this book! And I didn't even have time to type in anything about the vampires or the mutants or all - but then that's tough typing that fast!
So now I do have to rewrite more of the characters' motivations in and continue to recognize the real hero of the run died in the first chapter. But he set it all up...
Robert and Ari >^..^<