The plot for MAKER SPACE is starting to get away from me. The synopsis is: (a) bombs go off; (b) Rachel & co. must find out who, what, why, and how (they’re good on “when”); and (c) red herrings abound to confuse this process. So, ya know, like any other procedural mystery starring cyborgs.
When I roughed out the plot for this book several years ago, the maker community was getting its feet under them and the role they’d play in this book was plausible. Now, just a few years later, I’ve had to up the complexity because holy schnitzels they are doing things you would not believe. You know that old joke about MacGyver blowing up a room with a bag of potato chips and a paperclip? These guys don’t need the paperclip. They would point and laugh at someone who needed the crutch of the paperclip.
Also, the Boston Marathon bombings hadn’t occurred. Also-also, same with the Edward Snowden/Chelsea Manning scandals.
Everything is spiders. Worse, everything is plot-spiders, and they are getting their damned webs all up in this nice little mystery novel I need to have finished by December.