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 writing the story of my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in 2009. In my current revision, the focus is on “craft” – strengthening the narrative arc, highlighting the themes, deepening the sensory experience, cleaning up dialogue, incorporating additional research. I’ve got about four-hundred comments from my editor to deal with.
One comment at a time.
I intend to induce a story-telling trance that holds the reader from the first page until the last. And that contributes to the reader’s own life journey.
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