Imbolc Waxing Bridgit Moon
Signed up for 8 nights at Blue Cloud Abbey, Feb. 28 to March 8. My goal is to push Missing at least to the 2/3rds mark for a rough draft, maybe more if I get on a roll. I’m considering getting up into time for the early morning prayers, 6:45 am, just to get the day started and feel that living connection with the 5th century. Since Missing has a medieval feel, an abbey carries a lot of that time in its essence.
Missing is the first novel I’ve written that could, conceivably, be a series. It has a range of characters and its rationale will make it easy to introduce new plotlines and new characters. In the world of fantasy the series has good traction, a way to build an audience. Who knows? Maybe this is the one.
I do have two other novels, Superior Wolf and Jennie’s Dead, that are a good way along, too. If this process works, maybe I’ll head out to Blue Cloud from time to time. We’ll see. There are, of course, those other novels: Even the God’s Must Die, The Last Druid, The God Who Wanted It All and, believe it or not, two whose titles I can’t recall. Each one could use a revisit, a revision. So much work to do. Glad I still feel excited about everything. Life could get long otherwise.
I’ve been at this, more and less, since 1992, so it should be no surprise that I have some production. Several short stories along the way, as well. Still, I’ve not pushed them out there, perhaps its fear, perhaps its indolence, perhaps its reluctance to discover my ability outside my own head. None are compelling reasons, though all are, at least to me, understandable. I’m back to the writing, wonder what it would take to get me marketing?