Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
Keep in mind that I have already finished writing book 9 of this series and REMNANTS is book 7, so nothing in the next two books will be affected by this change, although I can sprinkle in some pieces if I want. I can't let characters get off easy.
I hope you're enjoying the series so far. I'd love to hear feedback, but I understand that people are shy to speak up. Otherwise, it's just my ideas. I'm open to new ideas for consideration. If you're a fan of the series, what would you like to see in a future book?
After leaving the Iludrin at Trsken Station, Nya's friends discover a beacon transmitting from the Cartegos. Although Nik suspects who might have placed it, Zaer is determined to find answers. Her solution is to seek out an info jockey, but nothing ever goes as planned.
They are led to an artifact that reveals a clue about the presence of Nya's people in that galaxy. However, they're not the only ones who seek the secrets of the angels from a time long forgotten. No one is ready for the revelation it unlocks.
I want to offer a reminder to pet owners--pay attention to any changes in your pet's behavior. They could be in pain and need something done.
Our old boy (10 yrs as of Oct. 10) wasn't eating as he usually does, so the vet gave him prednisolone for his IBD. That didn't work for his appetite--it still decreased. He got really picky about food. So, I took him in for an exam of his teeth and they confirmed he needed his teeth cleaned. Today is the day of his cleaning, but they discovered some bad teeth, so he's having some extractions. I hope he feels better once he recovers from this.
He's been pretty clingy for a while, which he was anyway, and then especially after our old girl died in January. As he was getting over her death, he started getting more clingy, as if trying to say something was wrong. Now, we know what he was trying to say, besides just being Mister lovey-dovey Dargo.
Sunday, October 4, 2020
I have a confession: Today, I haven't done much of what I should be doing--editing. Aside from pureeing three of the five large pumpkins we were able to save before the first frost killed our pumpkin plant and baking the seeds, I've been coming up with better ideas for other books to come in Starfire Angels: Forgotten Worlds. I know I'm supposed to be editing to have REMNANTS available for release later this month, but I can't help planning for the future of the series too. I have to know more about what's to come to be sure I plant the seeds in what I'm currently working on.
That creativity has led me to more ideas to make this series into something stronger. Some readers may see the allegory already; but, like the Chronicles of Narnia, it's not obvious if you're not looking for it. It's subtle, because my goal is, first and foremost, to write a science fiction adventure/space opera series that's not grim and graphic. The rest is icing on the cake and gives it a more nuanced flavor.
The ideas into how I can do more with the series excite me and make it hard to work in the present timeline, but I like knowing what's to come.
Now, back to editing!
(Coming October 29!)