I had written a sci-fi book back in college, which has been collecting dust for the last 15 years or so. Anyway, I’ve recently printed out a copy and started reading it, just to see what it would take to rework/polish it up to get it into a “sell-able” condition. I figure if I’m going to spend months writing and editing something, I might as well go the extra mile and try to sell it (capitalism is very natural – embrace it!)
After reading through the first couple of chapters, I can see that many of the subplots will need to be changed (or at least updated to follow modern technology). Some of the plot’s settings take place in the future (about 2009), and considering that it was written in 1991, technology and it’s effects on everyday life have changed dramatically from even 15 years ago. For example, cell phones, fast PCs, and the Internet played little or no part in the futuristic settings of the story, simply because they were not widely used at the time the book was first written.
Some of the subplots are quite silly now, but hey, when I first started college in 1991, I knew everything, and now I know much, much less… 🙂