Exiles of Gaia was written in the Fall of 2013 and published in March 2014.
We came to a big decision this week about our science fiction New Mother Earth series and the trilogy as a whole. We’ve been struggling with writing the third installment, currently titled Servants of Gaia. The problem is workflow. We know the general details of the storyline for the new manuscript. Most of the major plot points have been identified. What we don’t know, or at least can’t remember, are the details. Over the last seven years, we created a very detailed future universe with hundreds of named characters and reams of background information. The details have gotten fuzzy in the four years since we last hit publish. And that brings us to our big decision…we’re going to unpublish the first two books and go back to the beginning.
There are other reasons besides a need to refresh our memories for the decision to unpublish Exiles of Gaia and Hunters of Gaia. During our recent research of the previous two books, we’ve identified a few problematic representations/stereotypes which were used with some of our characters. We’ve also found plot holes that need to be plugged and scenes that could use fine-tuning. We feel like we’ve come along a bit in honing our craft and we can definitely use what we have learned to fix what needs fixing.
It’s not what we want to do but it is what we need to do. If we are ever going to get the writing flow going again, we need to go back to the start. Anne and Eric will be spearheading the re-do. Nancy will continue to work on our latest horror WIP, Area 25. She hit a bit of a speedbump and we’ve all agreed that she just needs to work on the fun parts and we’ll fill in the rest.
It’s been a hell of a few months and it doesn’t look like it is slowing down anytime soon. We hope that you are able to get into the holiday spirit, wherever you are. We’ll be celebrating the holidays (social-distancing style) as best we can.
We’ll keep you posted! As always, thanks for sticking with us.
Kind regards and happy holidays!
Anne, Nancy, and Eric