Past two-thirds on III

Just to note a significant milestone: the third volume of my sci-cli-fi trilogy, Biome NE47: Daughters of Eden, has reached the 60+k mark, and things are coming together for the characters and the story.

If I manage to keep things going as I hope, I shall reach 90k by about the 25th of March. Already I can feel the narrative tightening, and I hope I’ve got the extra compelling oomph slotted in at the correct place now to carry the reader along and through to the end. I know I can’t wait, myself, to see how it all finishes up!

Actually, I do know how it’s going to finish — I think I do, anyway. What I don’t know, to any degree of certainty, is how the characters are going to interact between now and then. They have their lives to live, and sometimes (often) they surprise me on the way. I hope it will all be a fulfilling delight for the readers when they get to the end.

Meanwhile, there’s been the cheerful to be getting on with, and the weekly Writing Group tasks, and the monthly ekphrastic response to the prompt at . . . lots of writing fun.

I unveiled my next project in Writing Group last week, and the responses were encouraging, though I must try to restrain my tendency to learn more of the French language as I go! Historical fiction seems to be nearly as much fun to explore as the possibilities in the ‘hard’ sort of science fiction that I go for. I’ve never been much of a fan of dragons and weird and wonderful fantastic lands, but rather the sort of eventuality that might, that just might, be over the horizon is what really intrigues me.

Writing really is lots of fun, lonely as it often is, and every moment that I’m putting words down is a blessing.

By Larry Winger

Retired scientist, devoted diarist (, 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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