- Tom Deaderick
Sequel update, July 28
I'm working on the sequel to FLIGHTSUIT and FLIGHTPACK, which is also the prequel to LIFEFLASH and the sequel to THE LAZARUS SPEAR. I've developed a master timeline (in Excel) for all four books that tracks and sequences the events of all four, even though LIFEFLASH is set thirty years in the future. I loved the way that FLIGHTSUIT brought three different characters together from different points and used those perspectives to reach a finale. It's a complicated way to write a story, but I think it's the puzzling out of those threads that I most enjoy about writing.
This morning, I completed all the character and creature background and their arcs through the story. Along the way, I've stacked scenes into a timeline plan and now I'll begin organizing those scenes into a sequence that I will use to write the story. I should be writing the actual story by Monday.