Monday, September 7, 2015

The Literary Kilauea And The Drying Trend Continues

I have finished with the vast project that was the rewriting of my original book. As I mentioned in past posts it was enjoyable but a challenge as the original book was written by a late 20-year old and the author is now a mid-60-year old. Life conspires to change one's views and attitudes about at least some things that are important and impact-full (though perhaps, not that oddly, not a lot of other things).

I've also reported in the past the rewriting project has spawned a flow of creativity that has led to me coming up with ideas for a number of additional books based upon the story line. For the last couple of months I've been fully into writing the second book. I'm about a third of the way into it and have written 126 pages. The first book ended up being 178 pages total. In fact I've so much material that I've decided I will have to write a 3rd book so that second doesn't get too long.

The creative flow continues uninterrupted. I liken it to the volcano on Hawaii, Kilauea that just keeps spewing lava decade by decade. It's not just ideas that come out, it's full blown dialog between characters. I can't ever remember a time in my life when I've been in such a space. It totally dominates my free time. Dinner is done and I have my iPod playing music and I'm writing away until bed time.

On other fronts, the produce continues to spew forth also like Kilauea in the form of tomatoes, chiles and herbs. I dried another batch of tomatoes and chiles on Saturday and I'm going to be drying basil, Thai basil and tarragon today.

Finally there are rumbles of status change in the Eldership universe. Be prepared for updates in the coming weeks.


Agent W said...

How wonderful that your "Creative Flow" comes at a time in your life when you can just "run wit it" !! Congrats on the abundant harvest!!

Agent W said...

Sorry for the typo!

alexis said...

ooo, status change, sounds intriguing! How wonderful to have the time to explore all this pent-up creativity.

Renee Michelle Goertzen said...

An intriguing teaser, "status change." Do you need to use the oven to dry herbs? I hang then up and a week later they're dry, even in DC weather.

de-I said...

RMG - Yes in the oven. They get done in just hours.

Agent W said...

"Status change" have my curiosity up!!