Saturday, April 15, 2017
Rewriting the Dream
Writing the end to a long running series like Left Hand Adventures was a lot harder than writing the others. So many loose ends and story arcs to tie in. Continuity was my biggest issue. Remembering everything that had gone on before. In the middle of it all we bought a new caravan and spent winter avoiding the massive rainfalls affecting the East coast of Australia at the time. It was a good time to muse though. I realized early on in the book that it wasn't going to let itself be rushed. It was waiting for me to grow just a little bit more. Finally the end of the book came to me. The crux of it would be that we have all got imperfect pasts that we need to forgive and heal to move on to a brighter future.
The biggest karma of them all, for the story at least, was Atlantis. That massive blunder that I theorized still held back the planet. It was great fun tying together all the old myths of Atlantis and Camelot with the upheaval than might ensue from an oncoming solar grand minimum and magnetic flip. No conspiracy theory or even science is safe when I'm writing.
Of course, along the way, I had to throw in the usual polyamorous, metaphysical, paranormal mayhem with all the usual array of sentient species helping to save the planet, or getting in the way.
My friend Sue Wragge kindly gave me permission to use the spectacular photo of a southern aurora which I adapted for the cover.
You can find the book at all good online vendors:
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