adventures in dysthymia

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two Books

Although I intended to complete my ‘mainstream’ novel, ASANAS, I find myself simultaneously working on another fantasy adventure, to be titled ARROWS OF HEAVEN. That would be my second Mora novel, following GOD OF RAIN but with a different central character, Teme, who is also the narrator.

Teme is, for want of a better description, a ‘warrior princess.’ The princess part is a late addition to her identity, occurring when her brother Poneiva is chosen High King of all the Mora (who are, essentially, Polynesian). Primarily an adventure, the novel also deals with Teme dealing with the demands of her position and her (well-deserved) heroic reputation — a heavy burden for someone just turned twenty.

Which book will be finished first? I would tend to say ARROWS but one never knows. I am working on it on my laptop, mostly later in the day, and ASANAS on my office PC. The latter being longer and more ambitious is going to take a while. One will definitely see print (and ebook) before the end of the year — possibly both. I also should have another poetry collection out toward the end of 2017 or early in 2018. More on that later.

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