So my new verse novel 'Foot prints on the Moon' has been undergoing lots of re-writing, cuts with polish, until the main character Sharnie, is truly the focus. This novel has a multitude of themes but now with some wonderful suggestions from my publisher and editor the story line is tighter. A bit tricky with a verse novel as there is a fine balance between the poetry and the narrative.
But the subject matter and the time frame demand a poetic touch, an extra dimension as the story unfolds.
What else have I been doing? Going through very, very old journals- my first writing journals as a teenager and scanning or feeding to the compost bin.
A surprise is that some themes then are the themes I still embrace now. And look at the wonderful covers of my journals- I have saved them and will re-use maybe as junk journals which I am itching to try.
Writing still matters greatly to me and its the humming line, the breathing line, the joyous line through each day.
What matters to you at this Covid-19 time?