I started “Where I’m at Wednesday” as proof-positive that I am working. After The Sphere of Archimedes launched, so many people lovingly harassed me—needing more. The book does leave off with many unsolved conundrums, and every book in the series will do that until [obviously] the final book. Some authors write book series with each one standing on its own; however, others do not. I am included with the “others do not” authors. My intentions are that every “sphere” book will be an exciting journey, but leave readers wanting more.
I will admit that the last book is going to be thick. The grand finale has a nasty adversary that keeps our heroes busy for a long while. He (if I can call it that) is the worst-of-the-worst kind of enemy. This—“it” will shock and astonish your imagination. But, there are a few amazingly good characters to come as well. From my stand-point, I know exactly where our heroes are going, and how everything will end.
Last week, I jumped forward, and started writing chapter 18. I can do that, because there are three different stories happening at the same time. To be honest, I needed a break from research.
In lieu of researching other countries, terrain, or travel, someone mentioned that I should have our heroes just show-up at their destinations. It sounds easier, but I enjoy adding the realism—visually visiting other countries makes it more tangible. When writing, I like to highlight the journey for people who can’t take a physical trip.
I’m the type of person who loves road trips. It isn’t just the destination that’s exciting, but the ‘getting’ there. I like to watch the scenery pass-by from the car window.
In 2010, my family & I drove “Six States in six days”. We traveled through: Utah, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, & back to Arizona. The landscapes were amazingly filled with beauty around every corner! We would not have been able to see all those sites from a plane. Leaving out the details would be like having a celebration, holiday, or birthday without the decorations.
Speaking of holidays, I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I truly hope the best for you and your families.
Thanks for reading.