How are you?
I am doing better since my last post.
I came through Term 1 with a 4.0 average and I look to be going that way again this term. Mid-term grades come out next week, just before Reading Week. I don’t know what I will do for reading week, I do know I will not be making a trip.
Perhaps, just perhaps, I work on some research for these changes I’m about to show you.
In Demon Plague, HW2, there came a visitor to the pack home, a large African Jaguar shifter by the name of Sentwali. He wanted Anna, Liam and company to go to the Congo to save them from a witch stealing their shifter magic. Anna and Liam agreed, though they stated they couldn’t go until after they’d helped find justice for those massacred at Glen Coe so many years ago.
I was struggling with the research because there is little available (that isn’t government or scholastic) information that would help me gain a feel for what it’s like to be in the jungle and on the waterways that run through it. I was determined but it still wasn’t happening.
I argued with myself for months about making Sentwali from somewhere else. I didn’t want to change the book, especially one that’s been published.
Now, I have to say a couple things:
- If you purchased the book already, the copy you have is now special. Out of print.
- I am much more excited about HW4 now.
Sentwali is now Damir, a Sabre Tooth Tiger shifter from Belarus. The premise remains but the locale differs. He’s still a large man, but almost as pale as Sentwali was dark.
The new edition has gone out on Kindle and Createspace and will be available in print on Amazon in the next few days.
I am satisfied with the arrangement and more eager to begin the research. It’d be cool if I could go to Belarus to do the research (a terrifying prospect for the Congo!). A brief search already yeilded much in the way of visuals and links to locations. Maybe I will narrow down which part of Belarus he is from while on my short break from school.
There you go!
Today, it is hovering just around freezing. We’ve had freezing rain, snow, wet snow and general dampness. I saw some photo ops and went to see if I could manage any decent ones. I did get the most perfect shot. I am going to share it with you.
I have to go. Have a wonderful week! And remember that Valentines Day isn’t just about your romantic partner, it’s about the people you love. All of them.