Remember when I reported that I could start writing "The Backbone Of The World" in earnest last month? I'm exactly one sentence along on the electronic highway since then.
I have taken many trails to gain one step. (If a famous Chief didn't say that, he should have).
I'm learning oodles about the topics I'm researching to make the novel believable and develop enough conflict to keep it suspenseful. This will not be your typical walk in the woods, so I am educating myself along the way. When I chose to write this story, I knew it would be more challenging than I have attempted before. That is my understatement of the year!
This old dog is having to learn new tricks and I swear that my puppy, Lily the Terrorist, is laughing at me every step of the way. I hate it when she can sneak up on me silently, bark, and then watch me peel myself from my office ceiling. She hasn't even read any of the literature on animal behavior or tracking!
If anything else, by the time this is all said and done, I should be able to make a tasty bowl of track soup. I'm having early doubts about my ability to actually find a living thing on purpose.
It is time to get back to the research. Sooner or later someone is going to have to try to find the fugitive in the woods. It may be me out there walking in circles by then!