I have a new universe springing up in my brain. I'm going to write at least one, and perhaps several, sf stories there. The problem is that this comes at an inconvenient time. I have Vision to work on right now and I shouldn't be thinking about alien races or multiple human mutations.
But I am.
I will finish Return either tomorrow or the next day. I meant to do it today, but I got too distracted -- and this without ever writing a single thing down for the new project.
I have a character, and maybe two. I have a major war that doesn't involve humans...yet. I have, I think, a gigantic city in space, abandoned by aliens and full of surprises. Some of them might even be good surprises.
I have a new type of ship engine, too, that's growing in my head. Some nasty side effects with that one when it's not working right.
There might not even be an earth in this universe, or if there is, it's just one of many worlds with humans. I have a conflict I see building there, of too many worlds claiming to be the world from which humanity arose, but in truth they were all seeded about the same time -- and so long ago, that they did evolve where they were. Something... tampered and made humans -- or humanoids -- grow in similar environments.
And why? What do they expect from the... oh, maybe eight worlds.
Yes, there are other stories I need to work on too. I have things floating around this year that need to be nailed down and written. But it's always fun to start seeing something grow, from the first sight of a lone character taking up a new post, and spreading outward from him, to view everything around him, and wonder what it does and why he and it are there.
I'm looking forward to this.