My imaginary friends – the characters in my novel – aren’t talking to me today. I’ve tried cajoling them, threatening them, and bribing them (although since the bribe was chocolate that was more for me than for them). Now I’m going to try jealousy. I’ll invite some of the minor characters to play by writing a description of their home world. The Rines are tall, red bipeds with horse-like manes. The flora of their world is mainly red, although they do have some lovely blue grasses here and there. I think the flower above will do nicely to inspire the setting. With any luck, my human and Schtatikian characters will decide to join me and I’ll be able to finish the chapter.
Shameless self-promotion alert, although The Captain And Chenille is still a work in progress, the other three novels Ann Anastasio and I have written are available on Smashwords. The last, The Chenille Ultimatum, is also available in paperback. There aren’t any Rines in them, but plenty of humans trying to save Earth from Schtatikians, shape-shifting aliens who disguise themselves as bolts of beige fabric when first we meet them.
Luck and wisdom!