I read two articles today that confirm the accelerated shift of the magnetic poles. The doesn’t surprise me; it’s a key part of my novel Pre-Earth. What did surprise me, was the rate at which it’s happening. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was 16km a day. Now it’s an amazing 55km. And there’s more: the shift might flip back, i.e. the flip won’t happen and the poles will snap back to their original positions.
The third day of corrections to the German translation of Pre-Earth. Reckon I will need a few days yet. Tough going, but I’ve got Eva Cassidy in the background to keep me sane. It would be nice to find someone who could do it for me (it’s not very creative!).
One thing I’ve discovered: writing novels has a lot in common with writing songs.
Ideas don’t come to you on a schedule; they roll by on an imaginary all-you-can-eat sushi conveyor belt. If you’re not there when it shows up, you’re going to lose that idea. So, if you have an inspiring idea for a plot, a story, or a song for that matter, then it’s a clever move to have the means of grabbing and preserving it at hand. It’s 03:33 in the morning and I just had an idea for the plot of one of the several stories I’m working on in parallel. And I just had an impulse for the sequel to ‘Pre-Earth’. So let’s write them down and be thankful! Good Morning World!
Lesson learned: never underestimate the power of visual impressions. In the case of my books, that means the cover. I had suspected for some time, that the cover of The Time Travel Games was not optimal. Since changing it, I’ve had a better response at Goodreads and Amazon. I actually started a Facebook group to test book covers, and it’s been useful—not just for me. So, in the future, every book cover will be tested prior to release!