So, another idea to include into the novel about the mutations. They could be tied to ‘savants’ or super smart people, like that documentary that you started to watch but fell asleep to last night, about the kid that could did complex mathematical computations in his head, and could recite 22,514 decimal positions of Pi. That could be part of the next mutation. Something, maybe, you haven’t thought of in terms of a plot hole, is, why wouldn’t the human race want these mutations to survive? Perhaps, initially, because they were attacking and killiing everyone . . . or at least some of them were. But, primarily, I think, you have to make the mutations different enough, that they are an entirely different species. Like comparing cimpanzees to humans. Humans would still survive, but they would become subservient to the mutated humans. Enough so, that humans would no longer be the dominant species on earth. Humans would only be good enough for the most basic of tasks. They would become the grunt workers of earth. All the intelligent jobs would go to the new mutations, and we wouldn’t need as many humans around as before. Therefore, there would be cullings of the population, and birth control quotas to be put in place. How would the parts of the world (outside the americas) react to the change. Those areas weren’t hit with the mutation, so they wouldn’t yet be affected. There would have to be battles with those countries. But, what would the advantage and disadvantage of each side be. The americas would have the new mutation, but the rest of the world would be organized and could bond together to fight a common enemy. The mutations, would also have to deal with the rebellion going on within their own borders, of the old humans. This novel really could go on forever, if you added this kind of stuff. Eventually, it could become a race to the stars. Would the mutations leave the planet if they could, and got tired of fighting the old humans. Some of the humans wouldn’t want them to leave, as the humans have already screwed up the planet so badly they could use the help of the super smart mutations to fix things. If it is fixable. The mutations would want to leave. They could increase the technology of humans so quickly, that interstellar space travel would be achievable in a much quicker period of time. If they were all savants, then many of the world problems, should start to disappear. Where would the conflict be then. There is of course, the enslaved masses, and there is the pride of the mutations that could start believing they are gods, and can do whatever they want. Eventually, even they could “fly too close to the sun” and get burned somehow. Maybe, if they started creating their own planets or solar systems. That’s got to be pretty tricky stuff. The whole religion thing could be factored in somehow too. With the ‘freak huggers’ as part of it. Well, that’s a bunch of interesting stories to add. We just need to get to work on finishing what we have. Gotta get that stuff edited, and add some more to make the novel into two distinct pieces. I could always send it to the editor (Emily) that way. Where it is basically 2 big parts. If she can get the first one done, and get it back to me, then I could publish that one, while she finishes up the second part. Ahh, whatever how you look at it, it’s still two books, that need to be published. Just get the thing done, and get it out there. You’ll need to come back, and refrence some of these notes I think. Maybe you should make note of it in our yWriter files, so you know what dates to come back to. Yes, I will do that. In the edit notes section. So, today, I think we’re going to head out to the boat and get some things done on it. It would be nice, if we could get it all waxed up today. If we have all three or four of us, it shouldn’t take much time to get it done. Just have to convince the rest of them. Get it waxed, then put on the canvas, then I can start thinking about getting that window fixed once and for all. It should be pretty clean on the outside, what with all the rain we’ve had the last few days.
TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: good LOCATION: home office WORDSWRITTEN: none PUSHUPS: 20 TODO: wax boat, put up canvas, put up sails TV: 70s show, BOOK: Miles, Mutants, & Microbes GAME: Skull Girls EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: chicken, ribs, salad DINNER: none SNACKS: orange, grapes, apple, 2 lara bars ALCOHOL: 2 glasses white wine BEDTIME: 10:30 AWAKE: 6:30