Enthusiasm for the third volume

As I toggled between Prequel and the novel I think of as ‘the main event,’ namely Biome NE47 itself, I began to think: the story grows as a series, and maybe the third installment will be really something. A picture that in totality, more than any single volume could relate, describes life in these parts in all its vibrant colour.

That got me excited, ready to rock and roll into the writing again. Even though I don’t know, to be honest, what it will be ‘about.’

Prequel deals with contemporary issues of our time, though they are transposed into a plausible futuristic setting. The main event, the core of the series, deals with difficult physical and psychological challenges. What will the third volume deal with?

I’m thinking something based around a nuclear family, concentrating on the four individuals. But that’s as far as I’ve got, so far. It’s really exciting, daunting but exciting, to have such a blank canvas within which to day-dream, to let one’s mind wander.

Meanwhile, there’s the day job, such as it is. And that involves the minutiae of dealing with the Amazon platform, at the moment. The Fragments piece is now served there, available for pre-order with launch on the 22nd of May, and I’m getting the sense of how the sales service works. So moving toward the service of Prequel, as part of the continuing series.

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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