Writing these stories always provides a baffling array of problems. For instance, this time around I have a web page open with a world clock on it and another web page open that can calculate distances between major cities. I’m constantly clicking between the two trying to keep tabs on my characters. These stories present the odd problem of characters who don’t exactly sleep and who can change times zones instantly. So if I throw a sunset into a scene as a backdrop, I suddenly find myself scrambling four scenes later to try and make sure the time six countries away matches up with that sunset.
Considering how this type of logistical stuff doesn’t compute in my head, and considering the number of times I’ll, without realizing it, peg a scene to a certain time just for mood enhancement, this starts to get very tricky.
And that’s just for starters.