Chapter 4 of Honest Impulses, “Working Together,” posted!

Posted on | February 12, 2018

One of the things I appreciate most about sites like Archive of Our Own and Fan Fiction is the notes, the part after the story where the author chats about the current chapter or story, what they did and how they did it. Fanfic sites are often trying hard to teach one another the very craft of writing, so talking and reading about process gives other participants insight into how authors are thinking even as they’re writing.

Obviously, in a traditional novel, that doesn’t work. But I’ve never been a traditional novelist. I posted chapter four of Honest Impulses today, Working Together, which finally gets our two protagonists into the same room, where lots of emotional fireworks seem to be going off all at once. Poor, confused robot and her equally confused new friend. But that’s the nice thing about this story; I’ve tried to apply a lot of McKee’s Story theories to this novel, so there are lots of emotional flips where the character starts out feeling secure and ends up insecure, and then gets flipped back and forth at higher and higher intervals until something breaks.

Anyway, enjoy!


3 Responses to “Chapter 4 of Honest Impulses, “Working Together,” posted!”

  1. Peter
    March 8th, 2018 @ 7:40 pm

    A possible F-M switch.
    Early on Ken refers to the Shirow designer as a “she” but later he says:” That mel”.

  2. GE3
    April 11th, 2018 @ 5:51 pm

    Loving the story so far! Did the full version get added to Amazon or B&N?

  3. Andy
    June 10th, 2018 @ 5:35 pm

    I’m wondering the same as GE3… I’m finding Sterlings at B&N, but no Honest Impulses anywhere.

    Either way, I’m looking forward to reading the rest!

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