NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Keeping in Character

Yes, it’s already NaNoWriMo time again …

Until early yesterday, I barely had a clue what this year’s novel might be. Then I remembered a story that has been occasionally, albeit persistently, all year. After the absence of a few years, I am returning to the space opera universe of my Emerald Flight series.

Back in 2014, I was inspired to tell the backstory of the Tactical Officer, Lieutenant Geoffrey Hawkes. This year, it’s time to tell the tale behind the Chief Engineer, Russell “Rusty” Rayna. Although I did not originally create the character, I always had an idea what some of his real “story” was. While some of it was directly referenced in an earlier story (well, actually, teleplay), “Derelict Duties”, that describes his first encounter with Captain — then a young lieutenant — Devereux, his entire his personal history has never been fully explored before.

I hope I can do Rusty’s character justice. And thank you, Lisa!

You can, as always, track my progress here.

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