New Calvino novel
Slowly the basic elements are coming together for the 10th Calvino novel. The process is not unlike planet formation in the universe. There is a lot of dust to gather into a ball. The problem with creating planets is most of them are big balls of gas. The same applies to most ideas for a novel. Creating a planet or a novel that can be inhabited easily is a rare, random act. The main difference is that we would like a couple of million other planets exactly like our own. No one wants to keep reading the same novel over and over again. The reality is that none of the writing gets any easier from book to book. If anything, the process becomes more difficult. At this point, I am still working through some new ideas that will bring a new character and point of view to the 10th novel.