Camino Calling

A man buys a mountain bike and takes it to Spain to ride 500 miles across the country on an ancient pilgrimage trail.  He travels to the core of his being.

I’m in revision number two of the story of my adventure in 2009.  Right now, it’s all about strengthening the narrative, highlighting the themes, clarifying the arcs, and deepening the sensory immersion. Oh, and also heightening the prose more frequently. My hope is for the reading experience to induce a trance.

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns

driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.

— Homer, in Book I of The Odyssey  (Robert Fagles translation, 1996)

Sixty-five thousand words so far.  And over four hundred comments from a developmental editor to resolve.  I want to be proud of my creation, not just for my own satisfaction but to properly honor my pilgrimage experience and the Camino de Santiago itself.