The Stars Are Still Singing… An Update of Sorts

Or, it’s going to be a weekend of writing, editing and art-ing

Hello again Dear Reader,

I hope you are doing well!

I have to say that I’m looking forward to this weekend’s work on Where the Stars Used to Sing - although I think the final formatting will only happen next week. It’s really been fun to write these stories and make the sketches.

That said, there are still quite a bit of work left before I can release it. Mostly because I want to add some extra stories… and not all of them are finished yet. Oops. One of them, however, “The Tower of Glass and Sand and Wind”, is kind of a retelling of a flash piece I did a few years ago. I think it was for Cracked Flash Fiction, but I may be mistaken.

Anyway, the stories that will still be added to the collection, are:

  • Dandelion Clocks

  • Shadows on the Grass

  • The Water’s Gate

  • The Tower of Glass and Sand and Wind

  • The Water Bride

  • The Tree House on the Moon

“Dandelion Clocks” needs just a little polish still before I type it up, and I decided (finally) that “Shadows on the Grass” will take place at a type of late 1800s - early 1900s asylum rather than a modern clinic. I don’t know, putting it in a completely modern setting just didn’t quite work. So that will need a rewrite at least in part.

“The Tree House on the Moon” was one of those ideas that jumped into my brain while I was working on something completely different - a sock knitting tutorial to be exact. Well, I made a quick sketch in Evernote (as it was already open) just to remind myself what the sketch for it needs to look like, but I haven’t drawn it properly yet, so that will also need to happen this weekend.

The tree house story is the last one that I’ve decided to add, otherwise I think I’ll just keep on adding and adding stories for the rest of the year! So, who knows, maybe there will be a volume two some time in the future as well.

I leave you with a lovely song, sung by Celtic Woman, that also helped me to brainstorm some of the stories for Where the Stars Used to Sing. Enjoy!

Until Tuesday, stay safe and well!

Love,
Carin