Ancient Agendas takes you to that point thousands of light-years distant and slightly above the galactic plane where Carmen had detected an intense concentration of consciousness at the end of Inheritance. What the Sunaj scientists discover there takes you further into the realms of the impossible.
Emergence, Factotum and Inheritance form the foundation for humanity’s expansion into the galaxy, and what they will do when they go there. Sam Baxter’s tongue-in-cheek comment at the end of Factotum that humanity is “Factotum to the Cosmos” is a harbinger of what is to come. In Inheritance we see an example of the role humanity will play when they venture out. In Ancient Agendas that role is more fully established.
In writing Agendas, the possibility of another book became clear, and I have already finished the first draft of The Urritan Legacy.
So read Emergence, Factotum and Inheritance if you haven’t, and buckle-up!
The quote from Emily Dickinson in the photo below is typical of posts I started making this week in response to Shari Stauch of Where Writers Win, who suggested I post on Twitter at least once a day.
I was searching for content. I posted one of my book covers occasionally with a quote from that book. Too much of that is spam. I knew I had to look elsewhere for additional content. So I made my own.
People responded favorably to the posts. I began getting more followers on Twitter and likes and comments on Facebook. One person on Facebook ordered all three of my books in response to the posts on the day I used the Emily Dickinson quote.
The positive response is wonderful, but the most beneficial outcome from the effort has been the feeling I get from creating something beautiful and from the quote lodging in my mind as I approach my writing for the day.
Scrivener – I have been writing in MS Word. I wrote chapter descriptions, chapters and character descriptions in separate Word documents and kept them all in a file folder. The process was a little awkward, but it was working.
A few authors mentioned that they use software called Scrivener. I gave it a try. It doesn’t have all the features that Word has, but it has an organization scheme that keeps all those separate files in outline form on the left while you are writing.
It took a couple of days to learn Scrivener and to wrestle into a form that would work for me. I’m going to use it for my fourth book.