Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this post until you’ve read Life in the ’Cosm!
Jinny’s parents are so in love, it’s really gross. At least her warrior grandpops are epic. Malley High is ugh, Jayke is ughier, but Selma’s pretty okay for someone donned in 50 shades of black. To cope, Jinny spends her free time blogging about her world. Life goes snoozily along until the morning she meets a four-armed musician on the bus flight to school. She wants to get to know them, but realises she forgot her Geology homework. Skipping first class to scrounge around a quarry, Jinny finds a solid specimen inside an abandoned vessel. The only problem is, this rock poops.
(This back blurb may be subject to change.)
My second book in the ’Cosm series is still a work in progress, but it’s currently over 50,000 words. I’m writing it a little differently from Life in the ’Cosm. Instead of a stream of consciousness taking me from start to finish, I’m writing from the beginning and from the end. Then random scenes pop into my head and I rush to jot them down. I reckon I’ll be assembling this book like a puzzle!
I was an adolescent in the ’80s, which had been a great time for teen movies. While I’m not really a YA author (I think), I affectionately nickname this book The ’Cosm Breakfast Club.
I’m sure I’ll post like mad about its progress, my self-doubt, and how I want to punch myself in the face from self-editing. (Don’t worry, I never really wallop me. I mostly self-medicate with cake.)
My plan is to have a beta-reader draft by Spring 2018, edit like my life depends on it, and submit the manuscript to my publisher, Renaissance. Let’s hope all this happens, because, you know, *gestures at everything in my life*.
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm, a comedic space opera where boy meets girl, but girl doesn’t notice boy because she’s sharing a body with another boy. She is also the creator and editor of the Spoonie Authors Network. You can follow Cait on Facebook and Twitter.