Friday, May 31, 2013
WIP It Good!!
WIP Title: No Time (although that is not set in stone)
Word Count (projected/actual so far): only about 4,000 so far, projected about 70K
Genre: Straight sci-fi (my favorite!)
How long have you been working on it?: I first came up with the idea about 20 years ago, before I became a writer. Now that I write articles for a living, I decided to go ahead and write a novel. I actually began the process of writing it last November, although I haven't written anything since. I'm just now getting back to it now that I have a large project from my old job off my plate, and will work on it a little each day.
Elevator Pitch (if you came across an agent in an elevator ride, what couple of lines would you use to summarize your book):
A group of scientists discover a secret of time travel that destroys everything we know about time itself. Governments and individuals around the world race to use time travel for their own benefit, resulting in a worldwide Cold War.
Brief Synopsis (250 words or less):
A small group of scientists from a number of countries discover a fairly easy way to travel through time. But when three of them take a trip back through time, a horrible mistake reveals an important secret of time travel that changes their perception of how time works.
The science team decides to reveal their findings to the world when they realize how much good the technology can do. They are surprised when governments begin using the technology to compete for control of the world.
The scientists from the original discovery team break apart and begin working for the governments with which they agree, not necessarily for the governments residing in the countries from which they came. Dr. Sands, originally from the U.K., leads a team for three countries which have teamed up: the U.S., U.K., and Canada. The facility is located in the U.S.
The group works to prevent other countries from using the technology for nefarious reasons such as a dumping ground for criminals and the mining of minerals that can give them an advantage over other countries. In some cases, the members of the team must follow criminals back in time in order to prevent them from committing their evil deeds. In other cases, they must work to prevent the other teams from sending people back in time in the first place.
Are you looking for a Critique Partner?: Yes, as soon as I organize my thoughts and get a little more of the story down.
Are you looking for a Beta Reader?: Definitely, as soon as I get to that point.