Serves Me Right for Having a Plan

In his poem, “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough,” Robert Burns wrote (translated), “The best laid schemes of mice and men go often awry.”  I am apparently a case study in the axiom.  I firmly believe that every plan, no matter how well thought out, is merely a best-case scenario.  True to form, I’ve been forced to deviate from my plan.

As I mentioned in my post last week, work on The Pride of Lions has been completely hijacked by another story.  It was intended to be a short story, yet it wound up being a popular “long” story.  Well, nothing much has changed since then.

Every free moment my brain gets, I find myself immersed in Rose’s (the protagonist) story.  I’m aggravated that I’m not moving forward with Pride, and that I’m veering off into this prequel-ish segue.  I’m further aggravated that I am clearly not in my own driver’s seat.

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    T.M. Lennon currently lives in North Carolina. His passion for science-fiction and fantasy was influenced by Star Wars in 1977 and The Lord of the Rings novels, which he read at an early age. He created the world of Eörlond in his teens for a fantasy role-playing game, and it has grown ever since.

    The one-time a soldier, systems engineer, and software developer, now adds author to his list of credentials. He continues to work during the day as an information technology consultant, but spends his precious little free time evolving the land of Eörlond and its inhabitants in front of his trusty laptop.