I am really frozen with indecision. I really don’t know what to do and maybe you can help me.
If you read my bio on my website, www.frederickfichman.com, you will see that I am an author. I have 29 fiction and non-fiction books now up on Amazon Kindle. But at this precise moment, after finishing a number of small projects, I am ready to complete or start another novel. The problem: I don’t know which of four promising stories to write first. If I describe them all to you and if you check out sample chapters on my Wattpad page at www.wattpad.com/FredFichman, maybe you can help me come to a decision.
The first manuscript that I’ve started is book IV in my SETI science fiction series. I have written 3 books so far and even print published my first book SETI I. It was printed by the ROC imprint for Penguin in the U.S. and in London for the U.K. on the Headline Publishing company. With the fourth incarnation in my telling of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence the storyline is taking off in a completely new direction. I know where it is all going all the way through to book IX.
The second manuscript that I think I am even more desperate to start is fantasy-fiction novel entitled, “The Feather.” The log line for this story is that during the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804–1806, the Corps of Discovery is joined by two new members at Fort Mandan in present day North Dakota. These young members stay with the expedition and experience the difficulties of that country-changing journey all the way to Fort Clatsop on the Oregon Coast near present day Astoria.
The third manuscript is a story that I started years ago and actually have about one-third of that tale completed. The manuscript is called “Megaptera” and it is about a pod of sentient humpback whales living on an extraterrestrial planet almost five light years from planet Earth. It is, of course, a science fiction novel. A 23rd century expedition to that planet from Earth encounters these communicative creatures and finds a world dominated by an advanced animal kingdom…an animal kingdom without Great Apes or Man.
Finally, I’ve been noodling around a story as a fiction spinoff to my non-fiction 12-book series, “Visit the Zoo.” My 12 “Visit the Zoo” books describe over 120 animals with hundreds of pictures taken by the author, me, and has accompanying fascinating descriptions of those zoo animals. Many of those animals are on the endangered species list.
I wish there was more than 24 hours in the day and I had infinite energy to work on all four of these books at the same time. But you and I know that is impossible and unwise. So, this is where you come in. I would like your opinion. I would like to know what you think I should concentrate my efforts on in these coming months. What is your favorite story of these four that I have concocted and which manuscript should I pursue to completion.
Let me know by either contracting me at my email address at email@example.com or go to my website, http://www.frederickfichman.com, and use the contact form by hitting the tab for that form located on my home page. You can tell me what you want me to do by simply writing in the book title. Of course, any extended comments would also be appreciated.
Thanks for your help.