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“Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.”
Novel talk time. As some of you might know, my latest project (non blog related) is sci-fi.
It has a new name: Lessons of War, part of the Ruins of Empire universe.
According to the ever helpful, Diane Dooley (thank you so much for your patience on tweeter btw) it falls neatly into sci-fi romance! Now, you all know my, shall we say, weariness of all things romance. I dislike romantic triangles after all. And let’s not get started on sex scenes...
Yet, according to this definition of the sub-genre:
Science Fiction Romance (or Sci-Fi Romance) tends to be a 50-50 split between the SF and the romance. Both interweave to drive the plot forward. Take away one or the other and you’re left with only half of a story. A Happily Ever After of some kind is guaranteed.
Which, as I look at the notes, drafts and everything else connected to Lessons of War, the relationship between Edward and Andrea is key to th story. Without that element, it will be half of the story. I can’ speak of HEA as of yet (it is a WiP after all), but at the very least it fits “Earn Your Happy Ending” trope, to say the least. So what does this mean for me? That I’m now a romance novelist or that I’m sliding into a new trend? Neither? Both?
Who knows? Only time (and the story) will tell.
Until then, it looks like it’s going to be an exciting ride.