It is the season for walking! This is one of the few pretty photos you’ll find here I didn’t snag off of a free photo site. I took this on a recent morning walk to the park nearby. No filters were necessary.
This week was a little less productive on the novel writing, but I did develop the backstory for a wood elf cleric. No, I’m not currently involved in a D&D campaign, but I don’t let such minor details stop me. The novel is still going well; I have just been slowed by life events. This is fine, as it is not my jobby-job which funds food and things so I’ve been happy enough plotting an RPG character I may never use.
I have been puttering around with the novel though and hope to make some big decisions regarding a prologue soon. I’m at a point I’m either going to share more details about something that happened in the past, or I’m just going to reference them because we saw them in the as of yet unwritten prologue. Decisions, decisions. My writing group recommends the prologue because they want to see the full effect of my magic system, which otherwise won’t happen for most of the book.
Reading went exceptionally well, and I’m ahead of my 2018 Goodreads’ Reading Challenge goal. Since I last posted, I have finished:
- Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly. This follows the journey of Astronaut Scott Kelly as he spends a year aboard the International Space Station. This was both entertaining and informative, and I really enjoyed learning about some of the traditions of both astronauts and cosmonauts.
- That Nothing May Be Lost: Reflections on Catholic Doctrine and Devotion by Fr. Paul Scalia. Fr. Scalia is the son of late Justice Scalia, and the book is straightforward and articulate as one might expect. It may have been a series of blog posts or thoughts, so seemed a little less connected than I would have liked. I did enjoy the read though.
- Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. This is the first of the Powder Mage trilogy, and I liked it so much I’m going to the library to pick up the second book immediately. Expect a full review soon, but it is safe to say I recommend the book.
How about you, readers? How is your writing going? Did you read any good books? Would you add a prologue?