As I sat here in my living room, working on my naturist novel, the sky turned very dark. Then I heard thunder. It wasn’t much longer before lightning began to flash in the sky as a storm moved closer. And now, the rain is beating down in torrents. In other words, it is raining cats and dogs, or as they say in French, il pleut a verse. We need the rain. Other than very small showers, it has been an exceedingly dry spring.
Earlier today I was able to do some more work on the deck’s reconstruction. I am pleased with the progress to date, but I am also pleased that I likely get a few days off from this reconstruction work.
The novel is drawing me in. I wrote the initial draft of this novel two and a half years ago. Because of so many other projects, I left it to sit on the sidelines for the most part. I did post a number of chapters of that first draft to my Patreon page. But even that didn’t get the attention the novel deserved. I decided to invest my writing time with this novel, a naturist novel of sorts, before I return to other projects. I am learning that I can’t really multitask all that well with juggling a handful of writing projects at the same time.
Now, about the novel. The setting is in Vienna, Austria for the most part. In the rewrite version, the main protagonist is learning to share his place in the story with a co-protagonist, a woman. The story becomes their story rather than his story, which is how the original version was told. The rebirth of this novel has this man have a name change. Everyone else in the novel, his co-protagonist and the secondary characters, all get to keep their names as given in the first draft. So far, I’ve managed to add an additional 2,000 words in less than five chapters rewritten.
In one way, the novel is reading more like classical literature and less like a subsidiary genre. That will change as the novel progresses. I have to admit, that I am excited about this return to this novel.
On a different note, I am making changes to my Patreon page. I want to make the page better for visitors with more content. The free portion of the site will become the dominant part. The patron section will continue to offer new material which will be more “personal” in nature. I had thought of simply abandoning the Patreon site. However, there is no problem with Patreon. What is needed is a reinvestment of myself in the site, especially for patrons. The site will be getting a major overhaul in the near future. I will keep you abreast of the changes here. Hopefully, this will encourage more of you to become patrons.