Here I am again… another year gone without a post. Which really defeats the purpose of a blog. But hey, I keep dreaming I’ll get good at this. And really, hope is what’s keeping all of us alive these days, amiright?
I’ve been working on a new novel. NOT the third Children of Guerra book. I kind of need some distance from that right now. I don’t need to remind anyone of today’s political landscape, mostly because it’s bashing us over the head at every turn. But the thing about COG is that I started writing it at a different time (2010, to be exact) when the types of things that go on in dystopian novels seemed pretty ludicrous to the average observer. And now… not so much. A government locking down borders, trying to convince citizens of alternate truths – it’s just not that far off.
So I started something else. And then it kind of turned into another dystopian novel and now I’m just annoyed with myself. But I do feel a pull toward this new story, so I’m going to keep working on it. And then one day when I’m ready I’ll finish Milena’s story. I think about her and Damien a lot, actually. Though since I have a two-year-old, I tend to imagine them as 30-somethings dealing with the daily catastrophes of parenting. Which is SO not how that story’s going to end, I promise 🙂 What a bummer that would be…
In the meantime, here’s a picture I’ve been looking at for inspiration for this new landscape I’m writing about.