For the moment things are back down to a dull roar. What little time I've had to consider the new work in progress has changed course and might lean more toward the supernatural sway. I'll probably even change the title a bit (okay...a lot). What I'd really like is to have a space in time to jot down the basic story before I fill it out. I'm hoping November will be allow me to do that without the disasters and distractions.
More research will be on the menu, for sure, but the general idea is rattling around in my head now. The Backbone of the World holds secrets that are only whispered in the trees and heard by select shaman.