It has been a long time between Star Wars movies... well the ones that matter, and okay Episode 3. And while I'm "gee-ing" up for the ultimate party in December (at least I hope, could be a 2016 release of Ep. VII here in Australia), its not the only awakening of one particular force that I'm looking forward to.
I've just looked, and I last blogged in May last year. Since then I've left a job invoicing/reporting on behalf of insurance firms and moved onto invoicing for a commercial plumbing company - suppliers and clients. The little one has been developing well, getting wordier and finally crossing the one metre (3'4", give or take, in the old measure) mark. And, well...
I have just begun a new novel, and am editing the prologue as we speak. And while you think I might be forgetting The Fear, The Sundering, The Journey, rest assured I'll continue Halm Dresden's story in the future. This time, though, I'm taking a trip into the real world, and am stepping into new territory with a more natural main character (not so much autobiographical and sharing fewer passions) - and an actual, real-world location.
I will keep a great many facts secret, and you will have to read. But once I'm done with my prologue edits, you can enjoy the first facet of what is shaping up to be emotionally-shaped dramatic journey, the story of a man (and pilot) resolving his own faults, the stress and pain of tragedy, and moving on from stagnation to pursue his dream of flying a 747. Exploring concepts such as interpersonal failings, the harm we cause each other, affairs of the heart, it will be a journey through grief, shame, fear, and redemption.
It's my hope that the tentatively-titled A Flight Away, will better shape my future writing career (not that I will ever give up the sword)...and leave readers more than surprised. It's going to be great.
Because though prologue shapes the journey of the integral character, some journeys have twists and unintended destinations. Trust me when I say, it's going to be great...
Peace, love and mungbeans people. Okay skip the legumes, but the below is always for the ages...
Have a good one,
T. M. Shannon