Sheesh! I almost feel like dancing. Had a breakthrough this morning on the scene I’m rewriting (ended up deleting the original scene last night and starting over from scratch) and all of a sudden the thing fell together for me and flew. I haven’t had a lot of flying lately — it felt wonderful, and reminded me why I love … Continue reading →
I’ll bring it back to daily status as soon as I finish Gods Old and Dark. Right now, revisions are not in a happy state. I’m still hoping for December 31st as my wrap-up date, but that hope is getting a wee bit slimmer.
The great holiday morass sucked me in whole. I got back to the revisions for the first time in days today, and it was tough. Really tough. I spent about an hour just getting back into the flow of the story before I even started writing. I still have a ways to go, and a lot of new material to … Continue reading →
We’ve already done the better part of a month of celebrating, but we’re going to do the family stuff today and tomorrow. And as always, getting ready is both fun and time-consuming. Haven’t had a chance to write in the last couple of days. One of these years I’m going to remember to just eliminate the second half of December … Continue reading →
I discovered a need for more Baanraak, and also for more of the Master of the Night Watch, Aril the keth, and have been adding scenes heavily. I also discovered, to my chagrin, that I managed to be fairly tedious through some of the first draft, and so have been removing scenes like a Civil War surgeon amputating in a … Continue reading →
Last night I dreamed I had an audience with the Queen of England, and out of gratitude, she gave me a gift — an adjustable paper ring, white, stamped with red ink that said “Compliments of the Queen of England.” She then sat in a throne above a long line of cars and threw similar white paper rings into the … Continue reading →
On time, if a bit under budget. I’m going to have to add some significant chunks to the manuscript to bring the first part up to speed with the ending — but I finally found the ending I love. Hated having to kill off one of my favorite characters, of course. I hadn’t planned on doing it, and just realized … Continue reading →
Today I caught up with my deadline, and am no longer behind schedule. I’m not back yet — the deadline is still tight and I’m having a bit of a time with exhaustion. But I thought I’d pass on that bit of good news, anyway.
I’m going to be offline for a while. I’ll resume here as soon as I can.
Day before yesterday, I got 2303 new words. Yesterday, 1073. In that same two-day period, I had most of my free time taken up by dealing with author’s rights problems with an article of mine. Of that, I can finally say that it was resolved to my satisfaction, as of this morning, and the less said, the better. Today, I’m … Continue reading →