I’m back, back, BACK! (like they used to say on Smash Hits in the 80s. Yeah, we already had British and German mags in Rome back then). And no, this is not a book review, although I “stole” a book (and movie) title. I spent the past two weeks in northern Tuscany (Hotel My Parents in both locations).
So let me introduce you to my grandmother’s home village in Garfagnana, her house being my favorite sanctuary in spite of its lack of technology. This is also the place that inspired a couple of Happiness is… vignettes.
The second week was in Massa, my father’s hometown (and the ugliest of Tuscany, famous only because it’s the “twin” of Carrara, where the marble comes from). One day I had a “sand massage” walking on the beach (a future Happiness is… vignette), so here’s the Ronchi beach.
I spent those two weeks rewriting Ether from scratch (will finish this week), then met one of my beta-readers in Genova to discuss Air, after which I’m probably going to change my query/submission plans – but I want to hear from the other beta-readers first.
So, it’s September and for this month I must finish Ether, do the lettering on Chapter 4 of SKYBAND and possibly start drawing chapter 5, finish Jessamine for Serial Central, start something new (probably The Twins as it was next on the poll) for a writers forum I joined and catch up an all those great blogs out there (in no particular order). So I better go back to work!