What’s happening with a new book?!?

Hello, sweet readers! I am slowly, determinedly making progress on the next novel. The edits on the very rough first draft are well underway. I’m both delighted by my very dear characters and trying to be ruthless with plot points and diversions that are not necessary.

One of the saddest cuts has been the amazing bag of holding (aka magical bag that can hold considerably more than it’s exterior dimensions) that was used by a giant to snag our heroes and save them (and their donkeys) for a snack later in the day. It’s a fun sequence, but turns out not to be relevant for any later events in the novel. Farewell!

Maybe some piece of this will make the next revision, but not the current 5,000 word exploration of giants and their magical bags. (You know what they say about giants and their magical bags…)

The title remains a mystery. Options include:

  • Of Donkeys and Dragons
  • Donkey Quest
  • A Quest of Donkeys

Feel free to weigh in on the title via whatever method you prefer you like.

A donkey at Clovelly, North Devon, England.

A donkey at Clovelly, North Devon, England. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons