Constant Tower is coming along. I'm really liking it. There are places that are kinda flat and lack emotion but there are other sections that make me say, "Wow! This thing isn't half bad! Actually, it's quite good." So it makes me work to make the bad sections way better.
Must commit to the regimen, though and try to get some sleep.
Am not sure about the ending at present. So I'm just going to continue writing and see what's what. I've got the basic end in there as a kind of placeholder but am not sure of what my characters are gonna say when they get their goals. And Ktwala is where the issue turns: Is she a true sacrificer? Is she just beaten by circumstances and doing it cause she's got really no strength left to argue? And what will Psal do?
Also, I keep wondering if I haven't slighted Ktwala and the Voca Queen. Ktwala is good but it's kinda not her story. And Ezbel, the Voca Queen, really needs a truly nasty scene to show her evil. So far, I've shown her cruelty but since she hasn't done my main characters any harm, it's always been her evil shown second-hand. ::shrugging:: Not sure if I really need to show her evil towards the heroes til the end though. (Although it is a good idea to make one's villain hated all along. Uhm...maybe I just don't hate her as much as I should. Always a problem with me and my villains.) I got to worrying if I haven't shown the two older women as well as I could. But honestly, they aren't the main characters so why am I getting all bent out of shape about this? Fear of feminist friends thinking I failed the ladies? Uhm, will see what happens.
But so far, it's really quite lovely. Not as full of my personal griefs as Wind Follower. But still pretty personal. Yet the characters are distant, and separate from me. And it touches my heart. Will see. Am trusting God has a home for it -- although it's not as Christian as Wind Follower is. I think Wind Follower was blessed. It's truly a unique odd brave little book. (Dang! WTF?!!! What if I missed the total point and beauty of Constant Tower by purposely avoiding the Christianity of it all! No, I don't want to think about that. Who wants to hear she wrote the right story in the wrong way because she lacked the courage of her conviction and wanted to not upset folks?)
Constant Tower may have suffered a bit because I was so burned by Christians picking at it and by Neth's attacking the pacing. But it's still a beautiful haunting little book and I wish it well. Please, God, please bless it and find it a great little home. And while you're at it, please continue to bless Wind Follower. My heart is in that book.
- ► 2015 (32)
- ► 2014 (63)
- ► 2013 (80)
- ► 2012 (119)
- ► 2011 (198)
- ► 2010 (156)
- Johnny Rivers: Secret Agent Man
- Psalm 122
- WTF Moment in Bible Study: Meek Moses
- Psalm 121
- Korean Heritage Mass Choir -- My Desire is to Wors...
- The Waking by Theodore Roethke
- yes, am seriously annoyed at Square Enix for delay...
- The Delicacy of Hint and the Mellowness of Sneer
- Biblical Foundations of Freedom: Destroying Satan'...
- Psalm 120
- Dark Parable: baby lion and mining colony in out o...
- Great post over at Sense & Sensibility about skin ...
- Psalm 119
- Weekend Movie-Viewing -- the true love edition
- Meditation on God's "suddenlies" and His "all"
- Tamil Christian Song
- DBSK: Soulmate -- Single: Shelter
- Psalm 118
- What Birthers Believe
- WTF Moment in Bible Study: Fuller
- Psalm 117
- ah, my two loves collide: Asian films and old folk...
- Above All, Faith Matters
- Character torture, author torture
- Psalm 116
- Good Hair
- Weekend Movie-Viewing -- the kinky Asian edition
- Dark Parable: alligator snake battle
- Psalm 115
- Buried talent, kind words
- Fleeting Thought
- Psalm 114
- Minority Report
- psalm 113
- Revisions Coming Along
- As Tears Go By, Marianne Faithfull
- Dark Parable: godwink
- Psalm 112
- Weekend Movie-Viewing
- Office Life
- Maximum Achievement Project needs book donations
- It's On The Way by Bishop Neal Roberson
- Psalm 111
- Update on The Constant Tower: Better late than nev...
- Thank You, Jesus
- Counting to ten
- Psalm 110
- Tossed in the garbage...so proud of myself.
- Psalm 109
- WTF moment in Bible study: Psalm 109, to the Chief...
- Psalm 108
- Wind Follower painting at Rocking Chairity
- ▼ September (54)
- ► 2008 (353)
- ► 2007 (102)
Here is a Bible study I wrote once. Instead of simply writing a long article, I simply listed some of the many questions God asks in the Bi...
William Lau of the Elijah Challenge does a rally great job talking about the priestly authority, the kingdom authority, and the prophetic au...
Is there a right way to read it? Should the books be read in any particular order? Most Churches have printed guides which help parishioner...
Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. After he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John ta...
I once had a white friend in my writer’s critique group ask me, “Why do you always write about mixed couples? That’s a very bad habit of you...
This prayer was written by Rich Keltner: Right now, In the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the power of His Blood, I ask the blood o...
Am getting back into The Constant Tower. WOW!!! It's so good to be back into a fantastical world. The nobility, the beauty, the angst --...
Hi all: I'm up today for the spec-fic blog hop: Thanks to Jessica Rydill , author of Malarat and Children of the Shaman for ...
Types of Bible Studies: Bible studies may be done singly or as a series. 1. A Bible Study Series can be thematic. Thematic articles can...
Yesterday, early-early, I opened my computer: you were there. A glimpse, merely But later, all my thoughts were of you. II Men should...