Author Chelle Cordero stops by Malcolm's Round Table today with a guest post called "You're not an author, you're my mom." I can definitely identify with her humorous take on writing--except for the mom part.
As Glacier National Park's 2010 Centennial approaches, the National Park Service released "A View Inside Glacier National Park: 100 Years, 100 Stories" on December 1. The book, which celebrates the experiences "100 people whose lives have been enriched and who have been inspired by the grandeur and beauty of Glacier National Park" will be used in part to raise funds to support centennial events.
I'm pleased that my memory of the 1964 flood has been included. The book is available through the Glacier Association.
With a new edition of "The Sun Singer" (set in Glacier National Park) coming out next spring, I'm gearing up for sustained work on the sequel "Sarabande."
In "The Sun Singer," protagonist Robert Adams follows the hero path, as outlined by Christopher Vogler, Joseph Campbell and others, as he steps through an unknown mountain portal on a dangerous adventure. In "Sarabande," the protagonist will be following the heroine's journey as described by Maureen Murdock.
I've avoided the sequel for five years because I wasn't sure how well I could write fiction from a female character's point of view. I shall try. I have no choice in the matter actually because the characters aren't inclined to be quiet. Oh, they were quiet for a while, biding their time, waiting until I was distracted by other things to jump out of the wood work and start campaigning for a 100,000 words of my time.
Plus, Sarabande wants her story to be told. She comes from a look-alike alternative universe that's less technology based than ours. But it's just as patriarchal. Like so many women in our society, success for her was defined by male values at the expense of her true self.
It's time for me to start listening to her.