She wants to disappear from the world and he wants to exploit it, but both must save it.

Genre: Science Fiction | Cyberpunk | Dystopian

Stage: Outlining

Goal: 12/31/19

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An artificially created virus that alters the human genome, granting abilities or death, divided Beta years ago. Now with the Union’s attempt to bring the world under one banner, a rebel organization aims to defy them by unleashing the virus…again.

Vaughn, a teleporting mercenary out to get even with the rebel’s leader, and Anna, an ex-cyber soldier wanting the bounty on Vaughn’s head, find themselves teaming up to save the world that disowned them.

Project History

I love science fiction! So, I thought. Why not write a science fiction novel?

That’s where it all started.

I wrote my first draft of Retaliation sometime in 2012 as a steampunk revenge novella. The characters seemed stilted to me so I redrafted it again in November (during NaNoWriMo!). I didn’t like it or the six redrafts after. That’s right, I rewrote this project EIGHT times! I like to think that I was discovering my story during those earlier drafts since they’ve helped me understand my characters better.

Why I bother

I love writing my two main characters. They’re flawed people who’ve both done or been through immoral things—heavy things. The difference between them is how they cope with their past. That’s what this story is about I suppose. Learning how to find hope when there isn’t any.

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