Concept Behind "Tempered Flight" by Alain Gomez
So after a loooooong hiatus I finally resurrected the Calen Natari Saga with a second installment. I admit that I had a bit of writer's block when it came to Calen's character. I created her because I liked the initial, shallow idea of a bounty hunter/assassin. That profession is always romanticized in science fiction because, let's be honest, it's ripe for adventures. The scenario possibilities that the character can be placed in are literally endless.
But that is what caused the block. I was fixated scenarios, which was the focus of book one. I realized that scenarios are quickly going to become redundant if I don't go deeper. I started to question who Calen really was as a character other than just a killing machine.
Tempered Flight was the result of those pondering. Calen's weaknesses are delved into more. She has flaws. I'm liking the way this particular saga is headed. It will be interesting to see her develop more.
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