I don’t know if it means anything, although I’m inclined to believe that we are influenced by the moon and other celestial bodies, but for the last three nights, it has been a full moon. Not just any full moon, either. I noticed it the other night when I was riding my bike home from a friend’s just how big the moon looked. It seemed like it was so much closer than usual, and so fat!
Now, the reason I mention this, is because over the last few weeks I’ve been struggling with writing Ásbjorn’s dragon quest and all the little threads that are woven into it. It has been especially challenging these last few nights, what with feeling terribly exhausted, my brain protesting the task. I’d turn on the computer, open my files, stare at the screen blankly, only to turn it off again repeatedly. Not because I had nothing, but because it was, well, like looking up at a huge mountain. You know you have to climb it to get to the top, know what needs to be done, but just can’t fathom doing it! Yesterday, I battled my way through the gruelling task of describing Ásbjorn’s journey through Jötunheimr, which I was envisioning as how I think the surface of Jupiter would be. Then I got him to the place where he will find what he seeks, and things I never thought myself capable of dreaming up scrawled across the screen as I typed. The end result being that a dragon has at long last made its debut, and the scene feels really good. A little more detail is wanted to flesh it all out a bit, but the majority of it is there and it should not disappoint. But time will tell. Once the book is complete and makes its way to the public, then we’ll know if it was a success, but I am hopeful that readers will enjoy it. 😉