I fell off the face of the blogging planet for a couple of weeks, not even posting my ROW80 updates. We had a bad cold that took about ten days to work it’s way through our household, including sick days for both my husband and me, and then the requisite catch up on life, work, etc… So the time just disappeared. It’s bound to happen here and there, so I’m not going to spend time stressing about it.
The third story actually compliments the others nicely, acting as sort of a bridge between them. The first story and title piece, The Harshlands and Eternal Summer, is about a world rapidly changing, and one boy’s choices when he disagrees with the decisions of his elders. The story I just completed is called Mundane and Extraterrestrial Agonies, and it’s about dealing — or not dealing — with grief. The final story (the one I posted here) is called The Giant in the Spruce, and it’s an uplifting, very short story about balance and what’s important in life. Together these three stories feel like a book…so thank you for the idea, Julie!
So that project is now sitting in a file at the moment, waiting for an edit. (And you ask, isn’t everything you’ve ever written waiting for an edit?… Yes, sometimes it feels that way.) I’ll release the book later this month. Fun!! Thanks everyone for your great advice. It’s so nice to have a community to present such ideas to.
I hope everyone has a great, productive week!!