I am still working on Old Wounds. I have also started work on a novel I had the basic idea for some years ago,
called The Pursuit of Kelly Clark. I also have an idea for a science fiction short story percolating through my brain,
waiting to take final form so I can write it.
Old Wounds will be a novella, as thngs stand right now, unless
I apply the lessons I have been learning from a writing book I just read about showing and not telling. When I have finished
the current draft, I will go back through it and look for opportunities to expand character descriptions, character reactions,
settings, and so on in accordance with the excellent advice I read. This will have the advantage of also allowing me to expand
my manuscript in a way that will be vital to the plot, and not just a bunch of padding.
The Pursuit of Kelly Clark,
in the meantime, as I said before, is a project I had the basic idea for years ago. I wrote two scenes and I had some idea
of the overall reason why the plot would happen. I have an outline and about 11,000 words written, counting the two scenes
I wrote several years ago. I do need to do some work on the outline, as well as character sheets, but at least I have started
something I think might lead somewhere good.
Finally, I have an idea for a science fiction story involving time travel.
I don't usually read or write science fiction, but this is a good story, and I will be interested to see what final form it
I am also have some part-time work hours over the next month or so, which will take us into the Christmas
season, and then into the new year.
I hope I will have even more news to report in the new year.