What I’m writing next

I just thought I'd take the time to post what I'm writing about next, since I don't blog as much as I should. I'm currently working on a re-write of my novella Out of Time. Since I published it last year, after working on it for what seemed like an eternity, so I had it published even though it wasn't what it should have been. After about a year or so, I realize it needs more in depth characterization of more than one character, and a lot more details. Those that have read it have told me it's a good story, but, I it could be so much more. So, watch for a re-release some day after I write the next two that I'm also working on.

The next novel I working on is a sequel to my science fiction novel Don't Mess With Earth. I always intended Don't Mess With Earth to have a sequel, because I intentionally made a misleading title because while you're reading this current novel, you think Earth is going to win in the end. Once you get to the ending, I hope everyone wonders what happens next, so the next title is tentatively called Shattered Earth . *Spoilers ahead* So far, those survivors on Earth who the Ragnor didn't find, decide to build a fleet of starships with Area 51 technology, armed to the teeth with every conceivable weapon available. They also get aided by another alien species who have tried to stay out of the conflict between the Terrans, Ragnor, and Earthlings, but the remaining Ragnor go on a rampage throughout the Milky Way. An epic battle will ensue, but, who remains standing will be currently undecided.

The third novel I'm writing isn't science fiction at all. It's about the United States being taken over by a dictator(I leave the political persuasion up to the reader), who dissolves the military, creates a Civilian Defense Force, has them assassinate the previous president, try to silence through the Fairness Doctrine and then try to kill the main opposition who happens to be a talk radio show host. The president decides that Christians, the 3+ day a week kind, are also the enemy(along with members of the opposition party), and he creates "Re-Education Centers." States like Texas and Oklahoma secede, taking over the old military bases and the weapons on those bases, while the President tries to force those States back into the Union, causing a civil war in the process. The main character is part of the CDF, is really apathetic about politics and everything in general, that is until his family is rounded up and sent to re-education centers. Once he learns the truth, he makes it his mission to stop the President. Will it be too late?

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About Cliff Ball

Author nine novels, two BA's, a Technical Writing Certificate
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3 Responses to What I’m writing next

  1. tyreikobrown says:

    sounds cool. hope to read it one day.

  2. theoates says:

    The third novel you’re working on sounds incredibly fascinating good plot line

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