Saw this on Twitter yesterday — “New breed of steamy alien planet found“, from MSNBC. The article is brief, but considering how many ideas began whirling around in my head, that’s actually a good thing. This new planet is apparently made up of a high percentage of water, but they also go on to say there has been around 700 planets outside of our solar system, and described a few of them. If I followed these types of news stories regularly, I’d probably know all this already, but I don’t… mostly because I’d never be able to function at work for all the ideas such news stories generate.
My first loves were Star Wars and Star Trek. I love the idea of aliens and different planets and travelling among the stars. Discovering new planets, even remotely, is so damn cool, but I’ve only got limited data storage in my head. Nevertheless, the images a water planet bring to mind… so many stories to write!
In other news, I’ve finished all edits for the sequel to Spice ‘n’ Solace, which also now has a title! Titles are very difficult for me, but strangely, I already have the title for the third in the series. Now I just need to get that written. This new one, though, is called Alien ‘n’ Outlaw. Love the name! R’kos, the alien negotiator from SnS, comes across a thief, Darien, on the run from a crime lord and impulsively decides to help him. Hijinks and nookie ensue. (I can’t help it, I love the word hijinks, although I really think it should be spelled hijinx.)