Just a quick note as I scramble to catch up after a nasty bout of shingles (and yes, they are just as painful as people say.)
I finished another chapter in The Gramophone Society. My characters are developing nicely with little nudges from the author. I just won't let them form a Boy Boy Girl Triangle, since it has been done before, and I really do enjoy exploring female friendships.
However, Victor, the mysterious fellow with a strange drawing on his face, did lash out at Arthur, the guy who always follows the rules. In the melee, Arthur nearly fell into the Mouth, the bottomless cavern lined with sharp rocks that look like teeth.
The frustrating part of my day came when I searched for images of bathyspheres for the final book of my Crown Phoenix series, The South Sea Bubble. A bathysphere is a round ball that was used in the early 20th century to explore under the ocean. I've always thought they are beautiful and mysterious, and I want one! Or, at least, a picture of one for the cover of my book.