Saturday, March 13, 2010


The End. It's done, at last. AURORA, that is.

I'm still fiddling and editing but I feel a bit like the cleaner sweeping the stage after an epic play. The characters have exited the stage and walked off into their futures - or not, having shuffled off their mortal coils, some of them. Well, 'shuffle' is a bit of an understatement for what happens to some of them but that's all I'm saying for now.

I miss them. I'm busy writing other things and planning the next book, yet I catch myself thinking about them all, wondering what they're doing now. Then I remember they're not real, and they're not doing anything at all 'now'. They're only imagined presences in an invented world of 2115 - but I've lived with this lot so long, they feel quite real to me.

It always surprises me that they feel real to other people. That is the magic of a book - my dream can become yours too. So I loved this animatic of THE WEAVE from Exodus on youtube, where Mara meets Fox. (The Weave is a crucial part of the story in Aurora too.) It's amazingly close to what I imagined. Thanks to the young students at Ravensbourne College who created it.


Tez Miller said...

Damn you, Aurora Borealis - if only you'd show yourself in the Southern Hemisphere! ;-)

Padawan Weyrwoman of 2099 said...

Whoo... hard to breathe... now we all have to wait yonks for it to be published... thanks to Julie for all the updates - you really inspire and hopefully I'll be able to be an author just like you. =) whooooooo..... sorry Exodus seems so real and mara and fox OOH how will i live without Fox ;-D just kidding ;) ;)

Munchi said...

I have been counting DAYS for this book to come out!! I am anxious about wheter Mara and Fox will meet eachother or not! Please tell us ASAP :)


Sorry to keep you breathless and counting. All will be revealed.... : )

Padawan Weyrwoman of 2099 said...

phew... can't... breathe... can't... wait... any longer... breathe... brea-