I continue to work on Utopia Origins by making more edits and studying best practices for eBooks and print books. The work never ends.
I’m also working on Hope and the Last Dragon. Hope needs to feed a baby dragon. Dragons are obligate carnivores. She has to find something she has access to to feed him that doesn’t make him sick at his stomach (she discovers fruit doesn’t work). I researched mock-meat. In real life, making mock-meat from vegetable proteins is not easy. In this story, hand-waving* and phlebotinum** will be needed to allow Hope to prepare food that works for the dragon.
The Nyxie and Sky story is also roiling in my head, but I can’t spend time on it yet.
In addition to all of that, I’m waiting for more submission windows to open so I can send out more short story submissions.
Interminable effort, but indomitable persistence.
* Hand-waving: Not explaining a detail in a story while expecting the reader to accept that it exists and works.
** Phlebotinum: A versatile substance that may be rubbed on anything to cause an effect needed by a story’s plot.