Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gruene Time

I'm starting back on the book next week.  I've been away long enough.  From this distance I can see that some of the characters need more history.  Some events are skinny and need fattening up.  And some of the characters entered out of sequence.  I'm glad for the feedback of good friends, good readers.  It's like getting new glasses, I don't have to hold the pages so far away to see them now.  I'm excited.

In the time since I sent out the first draft for reading, I started thinking about the next book, where and who and how and why.  I'm about settled on Gruene, in the southern Hill Country not far from New Braunfels, as the primary site.  It's got everything. Characters and crowds.  Idiosyncrasy, history, activity.  And the breath of music drifting from Gruene Hall.

So Denny and I jaunted to Gruene on Thursday for wine tasting and music under the oaks. Research.  I'm looking forward to doing more of it.

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