Thank you to everyone who commented encouragingly on my recently-serialised story The Pond People.
I’ve made a number of changes while re-editing it for an e-book and it looks different already, but I have accepted what I knew in my heart of hearts… that it is still two-dimensional and needs work.
I envisaged Pond People originally as a general fantasy rather than a children’s story, and I may return to that goal. (My grandchildren may well be adults anyway by the time I’m finished with it.)
I’m aiming for more complexity and depth (although that could be a challenge in a fish tank. Maybe if I think in terms of lockdown it’ll help). Its new working title is Pond Life.
Just putting it out there was a useful exercise. It helped me to see it with the eyes of a reader as well as an author.
And the sky didn’t fall.
You’ll be relieved to hear that I won’t inflict Pond Life on you all again. Instead…
Coming to a blog near you…
I’m about to serialise another story that’s been sitting among my files for a while. (Not just because it saves me having to think of something to post on here. Although that is a consideration.)
Starting tomorrow, I’ll be posting episodes of The Godmother, an alternative fairytale.
I’ll post it in half chapters, since blog readers are busy people, and if I can get my act together it should take us up to Christmas, which seems appropriate for a Cinderella story.