The cutoff for accepting political rally preparation photos is this coming Monday, so get your friends and have some fun making Vote for Kalamack signs this weekend! I will only be having one last pair of contests after this, and then the chances to win a Hollows Insider will be over! ;-) Phew! What a ride! Some of these photos showed a dedication that completely stunned me. You guys are great! :-) I should have the winners of the concert and fountain by Monday as well. We got very few fountain pictures, so I may have to fall back on one of my own with a better resolution, in which case I will draw a winner for the prize. My editor and I are still checking. Rules, how to enter, past winners . . .
My work computer has not been on all week, and if you missed it, it’s because I’ve been taking two weeks to sketch out in fairly heavy detail a few concepts for some stand alones, novellas, and a new series. I’ve not done anything with the Hollows all week, and it’s been totally refreshing. (I’ll work on my Hollows ideas next week.) Yesterday and today I’ll be focusing on a long lost love, Grace, moving her from a non-industrial setting to modern-day. It’s been going better than I had anticipated, and after spending all day yesterday at it, much of the old story that birthed her has faded, leaving only her character which I love all the more for her stoic strength and personal tragedy. The process of moving her character to a new story puts me in mind of the idea of reincarnation, the same soul in a new situation, working out the same issues until growth occurs. I’ve never moved a character before–ever. I like making new ones too much, but as I’ve said before, Grace is special and never got her day in the sun.
It seems odd to be talking about a book that might not see the light of day for years, if ever, but that’s got a certain joy in itself. Secrets and hidden treasure–the sparkle in my eye.