With the end of the semester almost upon us, my mind has certainly moved on to other things. Well, to one other thing, really: my writing. As I have mentioned, my son and I have written a historical fantasy. It is almost 90,000 words, with a lot of revision still to go. I expect it to end up closer to 92,000 before it is done.
I have just recently been able to accept the historical fantasy label for our book, Katsuro’s Quest. Credit for that goes to the book I just finished reading, The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction by Philip Athans. I learn a lot from every book about writing that I read, but this was the first book I read that specifically dealt with fantasy. I came to understand the genre much better from this book.
In addition, I am reading a lot of work on Scribophile, As a matter of fact, I am reading and critiquing so much that I sometimes have to remind myself to go back to my own writing!
But I am working steadily on revisions and on building a website for the book. Lots of writing going on for that!
Anyway, I am having a lot of fun. It’s kind of nice to have time to focus on something that I really care about!