This winter I've had time to write the next book in the Wings series which is going well. I still have too much plot and too many characters. Yesterday I added another plot point and that is the earthquakes in the San Francisco bay area. It turns out there was the earthquake of the century in October, 1868 along the Hayward Fault in the east bay area. It was a 6.8. It caused considerable damage, as big earthquakes do. It was the largest quake until the 1906 one. That fault averages movement every 150 years so the Hayward fault is overdo. Makes me wonder what any sane person would live in the bay area. There are three notorious faults running through the area.
At any rate now I have to decide if I should move the time frame from spring 1868 to fall 1868. It would make the plot even more interesting, wouldn't it? So far I have the women's suffrage movement, the transcontinental railroad, the aftermath of the civil war, and indigenous people of California in the plot besides the characters from the first two Wings books. It is entertaining me, which is the first requisite of writing any novel - it has to entertain me. Stay tuned.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.