Back to the drawing board

Yesterday, I said that I hadn’t made my mind up about which book to revise or re-write. I decided that it would need to be the Persephone story. It won’t need to be a root and branch revision, and while I’m working, there will be some time to think about how I’ll need to approach the New Tangled Tango storyline.

I’ve made a start. Persephone becomes Poppy; Chester becomes the city; the named council becomes simply the Council. Poppy and Adam no longer work in different Councils, but are now in different sections of the same council; the setting is Northern England rather than just the Wirral Peninsula and Snowdonia; At least one of the trips will be to the English Lake District; Welsh names of lakes and mountains become either anglicised or anonymous. Descriptions of photographic technique will be radically edited for simplification and to move the plot on.

Speaking of the plot, Adam will get a bit more spine – he was a bit of a ‘snowflake’. All that sounds like a couple of minutes work, but it will take several hours, if not days, to read the old file through – line-by-line, word-by-word – to ensure that my editing doesn’t introduce new problems.

So far I’m about a quarter way through.

As promised, today’s featured photograph is the first of two to show excerpts from the Liverpool River of Light fireworks display, 2018. The viewpoint is from near the Woodside ferry terminal, Birkenhead, looking across the River Mersey towards Liverpool waterfront.

I took the photo with my Pentax K3ii 24 MP cropped sensor camera tripod mounted and with an 18-65 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens at 21 mm and f/11. The shutter speed was 8/5 seconds and the ISO was 100.

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