Tuesday, July 10, 2012

That could be fun...

Marko on writing:
"A while ago, I had the brilliantly stupid idea to write two novels in tandem, and then I started playing with some ideas for a third one. The Military SF novel stands at 90% complete, the Urban Fantasy detective novel is 50% done, and the YA novel is at 30% or so. It’s nice to be able to switch gears and work on something else for a bit when you get stuck with one novel, but it sucks when you’re stuck on all of them. But things are progressing at a good clip now. (I’ve set up shop in the attic temporarily, where it’s kind of hot but very quiet, which may have something to do with the increased output lately.) I will have three finished novels to shop around later this year, in three different genres. Or I could just combine them all and mix chapters, see what kind of response I get from agents…"
Now who could resist a temptation like that?
Johnny wondered if he’d have the nerve to ask that hot lycanthrope infantry platoon sergeant to prom, especially when it was rumored she’d been responsible for those armored car heists in the warehouse district.

Surely Coach Merlin would have some suggestions on how to pick up girls after third-period Small Unit Tactics 101 let out…
...from my forthcoming magnum (as it were) opus, The Dame Wore A Digicam Cheerleader Outfit.

18 comments:

Scott said...

I would so buy that.

Old Windways said...

This sounds like a classic "you got your peanut butter in my chocolate" moment, I approve.

Trent said...

Hell I'd buy that.

rickn8or said...

I want an autographed copy.

Tirno said...

I want an illustrated autographed copy. And a SyFy original series backed by the same team that put the good stuff into the BattleStar Galactica reboot.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"Johnny wondered if he’d have the nerve to ask that hot lycanthrope infantry platoon sergeant to prom, especially when it was rumored she’d been responsible for those armored car heists in the warehouse district.

Surely Coach Merlin would have some suggestions on how to pick up girls after third-period Small Unit Tactics 101 let out… "


Well, actually, that story universe kind of already exists as an online "shared" universe. It's essentially Xavier's School for the Gifted with the added fun of a Mystic Arts department and a JROTC program, located in Dunwich, NH in a universe where Lovecraft knew what he was talking about but had to tone things down to get published, and Mad Science is an actual superpower.

The TV Tropes page is just a bit long.

Tam said...

Jake,

Nerd. :p

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

And proud of it! :D

NotClauswitz said...

Might be enough to sell me a Kindle, especially if the kid drove off spinning the wheels in a of Horch works P-Wagen...

Cybrludite said...

Reminds me of the filk song "The Sci-Fi Editor's Lament", in which the title character finally snaps from all the cliched crap in their slush pile, mixes the manuscripts up at random and sends the results back to the authors. The next month, he starts getting submissions of all sorts of mindbendingly cool crossovers.

Will Brown said...

See chain.

See chain pulled.

Kristopher said...

Gee ... so if she changes in bed, does it become a furvert crossover?

Kristopher said...

Or a splatter novel?

Anonymous said...

Ok, I know Marko has famously said that to write a military SF novel it's "easy": Write a decent a novel and prefix everyone with a Title like "Captain". (I grossly paraphrase. Sorry Marko.)

That being said, I'm fairly certain any sex scene would need *serious* editing.

And please - no examples -

Tam said...

Fifty Shades of Ensign Grey

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Here's another internet for your mantelpiece, Tam.

Britt said...

Tam said...
Fifty Shades of Ensign Grey

by John Ringo.

Anonymous said...

Dear god,"Fifty Shades of Ensign Grey"

Military - check
Sex scenes - check
Young Adult - check and inter-species too, very "au courant" and transgressive (the big bad wolf vs. Miss Ridden Good?)
Urban Fantasy - yep.



Someone tell Marko already, he needs a commercial hit.

But if it includes Chickens or Dachshunds they've got at 6ft tall..or long.