Sorry for my absence today. My muse took a bit of a lurch, and instead of writing essays here, I churned out four chapters of my story over on the Naval Fiction message board. The saga of my fantasy ship, the USS Manchester, is now up to 15 published sections, taking her about halfway through the Battle of Midway, and garnering some pretty nice comments.
I have the epilogue and afterward already written, but I’m saving them until I’ve written everything else — and I have a LOT more planned for this ship and her crew (and guest).
If you’re the least bit curious about what I write when I’m deliberately making up stuff, and don’t mind a bit of salt water seasoning to your fiction, please come over and poke around. I’ve already made some hefty changes to my original storyline thanks to several commenters, and wouldn’t mind working in more if they fit.