Beginning to think Sequel

It’s really feeling like the first two novels of the Biome NE47 series are safely in bed now, as the promotions window winds down to launch. Thereafter the calendar of events is meant to follow a logical schedule.

My daily task should be, then, to get going with the audio versions, refine my recording and actorly reading technique, and get on with it. But the garden beckons, and too I’d rather be writing, to be honest.

I’m wondering what will happen in Sequel. I think it’ll be a concentration on a particular family, and my first ideas have been revolving around a first person perspective of a story, as related by four individuals.

Err, that’s it. Not a great deal of conceptual material to work with, then. It’s amazing, when you look back on it, as I’m doing now with Prequel especially, to realise that only a few short months ago the screen was as empty of ideas as the file for Sequel is now. But you never know what might turn up, out of one’s unconscious, or subconscious meanderings.

I may have to compel myself into the recording discipline, while letting the writing lie fallow over the summer months. Give the old gears a rest, while ideas percolate through the miasma. So, for now then, the weekly tasks in our little writing group are keeping the creative juices flowing, but I can’t help look forward to September and, like the new start to the academic year, a new effort on a larger project again.

By Larry Winger

Retired scientist, devoted diarist (AllendaleDiary.org), community-minded aspirant novelist, I've lived on a smallholding in the East Allen Valley for the past 30 years, delighting in watching our family grow up, in experiencing the development of our grandsons, and in taking care of our small flock of chickens and garden.

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