Moving on….

27 04 2009

OK, Albion the first in the trilogy is now officially with the printers. That means no more last minute revisions, no more waking up in a cold sweat at 4am panicking over the use or misuse of a word or phrase; no more anxious moments about time- lines and historical accuracies. It is done, Kaput, finished.

The book will be released on May 1st, Beltane, the first day of summer. The heavy scent of apple blossom is in the air and I can smell the sun. The earth is warmer, richer and fuller. There could not be a more apt time for Albion.

So now it is right for me to turn myself towards writing Mona, the second book in the series. Much of it is already written of course. My initial idea was to write one book and not three, but the story was just too big.

Mona is ultimately Mortunda’s story and is set in the beautiful island of Mona, the spiritual home of the Seronydd. I am excited by the prospect of writing Mortunda’s story. She is a wonderful character, a spirited child who grows into a courageous young woman. There will be many challenges facing Mortunda just as there are for every girl who makes the transition from childhood to woman hood. Mortunda will face the challenge of love, of loyalty and walking the path way of the Seronydd. There will be many battles of the physical and spiritual kind facing her and those around her. The Romans are closer and hard choices have to be made; wars have to be won; leaders have to emerge. There will be blood.

I have set myself the target of writing Mona in the same way I wrote Albion; I will get up at 5am and write for two hours. I thought I would share this experience with you too. You can suffer and celebrate alongside me. Only if you choose to of course.



3 responses

30 05 2009
Gill James

You mentioned Beltane! Extraordinary. We move in such small circles. I’ve just finished writing a narrative for a film (commissioned) of which the opening scene is about Beltane.
I’ve ordered your book and am looking forward to reading it. Will you sign it form me at the next critique group meeting?
I love all the magic.

30 05 2009

Hi Gill,
of course I will -with pleasure. And you must tell me about this film.
There is a lot more about the marking of the seasons in the second book.

20 06 2009

Hi elaine – your book is fab and has pride of place on my bookshelf – thanks for the signed copy !!! You inspire me so much xxxx

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