I have not been able to access the web in any easy way since my computer died last Saturday. I am now on a computer at my writers’ workshop and the place is empty but for me, and I am taking advantage of it!
We did the first workshop on my novel Fantastical Trips on Tuesday, and two authors whose opinions I respect gave high praise for the story, but wanted way more detail. When I explained some of the backstory to them, they hungered for me to include it for them. I have already added about 3000 words, including a flashback to when one of the sorcerers acquired his magic on earth. I also included primarily in exposition but with three or four of the verses from an hour long ballad about the two sorcerers who duel in the first part of the book. In the course of that ballad, I also disclose how one of the species came into existence on this parallel earth. Up until now, I did not know how to get it in, but I found just the mechanism. So I’m feeling very good about it, but have a lot more to do.
I hope to get in the next day or two the artwork for this novel. I am very excited about it, and I understand that the artist is too, which is always a good sign. So aside from the dead computer, a real issue for someone on Social Security, it has been a fairly good week!