Well, we have finally begun to settle into our home for the next two-and-a-half months here in Ecuador. I haven’t been focused on writing of any kind since my last post as I have been suffering from a cold and cough. Now that I am mostly better, my wife is now having to deal with the same illness. At least the weather is cloudy, cool, and uninviting making it so much easier to stay inactive. I won’t complain as our weather is significantly friendlier than what our family and friends are enduring back home in Canada and the U.S.A. I mean, how can I think of complaining when I still don’t have to wear clothing just to be warm.
I have finally returned to working on the third novel of the René Beauchemin series, not quite restarting from scratch, but close enough the what will emerge will be drastically different that my first several drafts. I am hopeful that by toning down the role of gods and goddesses, the result will be enjoyable for a larger reading population. Naturally, I won’t be removing any of the “naturist” aspects of the story, for they are too important for the purposes of linking this third story to the first two stories. And as in the first two books, psychology and meditation will continue to play important roles in the lives of the characters. As a writer, I find it important to use as many approaches to character development as I can. Since my characters are naturists, it is important that not only their bodies are clothing free, but their minds should undergo the process of becoming more authentic beings, hiding less and less of who they are as humans. And this is where I use a depth psychology understanding of how a human becomes more and more conscious of themselves and others.
In the past, I have brought parts of my stories here to share with my blog site readers. Typically when I did that, there was little interests shown with no comments added to the posts. Perhaps I don’t quite have the purposes of my blog site understood, at least from a reader’s point of view. What should be included in these posts and what should be left out? So, rather than assume, I am turning to you, my readers for a bit of input here. Is this the right place to bring parts of the novel to the attention of a reading public? Or, should I continue doing what seems to work the best, short articles on varied topics looking at the day-to-day world of naturism and those who are looking for answers to their own naturist agendas?