1/23/07 — Worked today on my new novel, STORM MOUNTAIN. I’m only about a third of the way through the first draft, so my sense of character and place and events is still developing.
As you may be able to guess from the title, the story involves mountain climbing, which is one of my passions. Climbing is just the backdrop, though. The story premise (at the moment, anyway) goes something like: What if a thirteen-year-old boy must chase his girl cousin up a mountain that terrifies him in order to retrieve his father’s ashes.