Rethinking The Pond People

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.

swimming mermaid

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.

There – I’ve said it now so I’ll have to do it.

Watch this space!

8 thoughts on “Rethinking The Pond People

  1. I completely agree with this…”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.” I would be lost without my readers here on WordPress, and if not lost, I would certainly be banging my head against some awful dead ends!

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  2. it looks great outdoor pond then what about cleaning that ? do you keep them during even in winter season if please do not take them to the inside, because reason is required temperature will not be available during winter season it is coming ahead

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