Thursday, November 11, 2010


"@curlyrbr A fantasy novel heavy with mathematical theory would be interesting." @EvilWylie tweeted to me. 

A quantum wizard maybe.  L and I talked about it last week.  He could teleport.  Teleport and manipulate things at the basic level.  As long as there is a non-zero probability that something could happen, he could make it happen.  Tee-hee.  That is friggin awesome! 

As if I need another work in progress, what with Camellia and Jahleen and Cameron already on the burners. 
Camellia is in timeline overhaul to make her parents culture Gen-X, my generation.  Disregarding edits, the current story for her is in book six, and I'm desperate to find out what I will do to her next.  Her primary antagonist makes me feel creepy and dirty and delicious all at the same time. 

Jahleen is about to convene the first ever peace summit of her world.  Her use of magic is changing her, and I want to see what marks her next -- fire or wind. 

Cameron is still in chapter one, bashing his forehead into his steering wheel and wishing he had a soul.   

Then, there is the National Novel Writing Month novel I am stupidly trying to write. My main character annoys me.  I like the asshole that hit her in the head with a hacky sack better than I like her.  I don't know why I decided to try to write a YA novel.  Yes, I do, and I know better.

Oh yeah, and somewhere in there I should be outlining my dissertation.  It's hard to be motivated when both you and your advisor are drained and tired and ready for the semester to end.  

But this idea of a quantum wizard...or possibly even something related to my own research...It is so hard to write something like that on the proper level so that it is mostly scientifically true (well, as true as it can be when so much is still unknown about quantum states) but still accessible to readers.  It would be a challenge, and if done well, it could be...Wow.  Yeah.  Mathmagical. 


  1. Keep it up, keep it all up, mathmetuge.

  2. Thanks for the vote of support. I wish that I was better at juggling or cooking. Yes, it was a cooking metaphor.