Considering what I wrote in my entry the other day about genre, a thought occurred to me. Did I really want to get bogged down in world building yet again?
Sure, I enjoy creating a universe from scratch as much as the next virtual deity, but I’ve been there and done that. This project isn’t supposed to be about making another background that I’ll flesh out in loving detail and then neglect to actually use for anything. It’s about actually producing a 75,000 word or so piece of fiction jam packed with pulpy goodness.
So, it seems to me that what I want to do is set the piece in a fictional analog of the really real world. That narrows certain elements, but opens up another whole snake pit of potential paths to follow. Decisions, decisions.