In Canada, we celebrate something that unofficially is called the August Long. The weekend preceding the first Monday of August gets so named. As I write this, it is Sunday morning of the August Long. Yesterday, we went to our daughter’s campsite at a local lake called Sask Landing. This afternoon, we return again to visit with her, her husband, and her oldest of two sons and his partner. It will be an afternoon filled with games ending off with another delicious supper cooked on our son-in-law’s Traeger.
Now, it just so happens, that this grandson, the eldest of our eight grandchildren, is the protagonist in a space opera story that is in progress. Right now, I have a minimum of four novels in progress – a space opera, an urban fantasy, a pandemic themed story, and a historical novel.
I have scheduled a new novel, well it is new in terms of being published, to be released by mid-August, a book called Deja Vu. I had found the perfect image for a cover and went with it. I had contacted the artist who drew the image with the intention of paying her for the image. Unfortunately, she has declined its use and now I find myself scrambling for a new image. The only solution that I could find was to create my own image. I started with a black and white tattoo outline of the tree of life, or yggdrasil. This novel is to be the first in a series that I am calling the Celtic Tree of Life series. This image shows where I am at so far in terms of working with Paint™. It is definitely a crude image, but there is no question that is an original work of art, LOL!
Writing a novel or story, often has the writer scrambling at times. Sometimes it is about a plot hole, or a wrong turn that leaves the writer with a dilemma. This is no different for a writer of naturist fiction. There are all sorts of pitfalls that challenge the writer and the author’s cast of characters. What is a writer to do? Why the best advice to give is to take the lemons that are thrown at you and make lemonade. Hopefully, the lemonade isn’t so sour as to turn off the prospective reader.