Storming Amargosa Update: In Which The Klingons Come To Ahch-To For Breakfast

Jim Carrey typing in Bruce Almighty
Universal Studios

We’re in the home stretch. I finished the first round of revisions on the completed version of No Marigolds in the Promised Land. So now it’s all Storming Amargosa all the time. Not just first thing in the morning. I’ll be working on it at lunchtime when I normally do revisions. And tomorrow night and Thursday? My fiancee and her son are taking her mother on a short trip, which means I will be left…


I plan to do a writing sprint with another writer Wednesday night. 6:30 to 9 PM. With any luck, I’ll have it done that night. If not, Thursday morning.

But converting a screenplay to a novel has revealed some things. For instance, this story, which I expected to clock in at 90,000 words, may check in at less than 70K. Why? Screenplays are almost all dialog. Even with adding flourishes to break up dialog, it still comes in pretty lean. That’s OK. I’ve been told my writing style “gets to the point.”  So I will have to elaborate. I may have to add…


Hey, whattaya know! It’s a space opera! Why not have a space battle!