So… I didn’t use a word of the first version of Ohio 2. Even my “and’s” and “the’s” are brand new, and fresh and sparkling. NOW, HOWEVER… the novel sits for a week or two or maybe three while I outline Ohio Three. Ohio Three will also be brand-new. I won’t even be reading the… Continue reading Second take on Ohio 2 done in first draft
Category: Moon & Sun Series
Cuss, cuss, swear, swear, @#%^&*Z!!!!
Seriously… What a week. Earlier, the kitchen sink started spouting water, so we were doing dishes in the bathroom sink. Then the water heater died. Matt found a plumber, who will be coming out today, but since Monday, I’ve been refreshing my unused-but-never-forgotten camping skills, and have been doing a daily bath using one cup… Continue reading Cuss, cuss, swear, swear, @#%^&*Z!!!!
My Ohio 4 folks face bad, badder, and YEESH!… Plus a Moon & Sun: Emerald Sun update
In my Ohio main character’s living room, folks who have befriended her and worked with her have just got some very bad news… as in, “Well, guys… we’re now potentially looking at the end of us, the town, Ohio… the country… maybe the whole world…” And there’s a certain amount of lack of support for… Continue reading My Ohio 4 folks face bad, badder, and YEESH!… Plus a Moon & Sun: Emerald Sun update
Streamlining During Chaos: Fiction? YES.
Nothing is yet cast in stone… but in about a week the full force of this particular Chaos Storm is going to hit. The Current ChaosTM is pretty close to becoming the Big Right On Top Of Me Chaos — a state that could last from a best case of one month to a worst… Continue reading Streamlining During Chaos: Fiction? YES.
Dead Man’s Party: Wrote the SERIES ending…
DEAD MAN’S PARTY Last week I wrote a stand-alone ending for Dead Man’s Party. This week, because I had one week and one chapter left, I wrote a series ending, and showed how I built out pieces of story that do not exist in the first draft, but that, if I decide I want Dead Man’s… Continue reading Dead Man’s Party: Wrote the SERIES ending…
The Ohio Series, Book One, and The Emerald Sun planning
I’ve spent the weekend and the last couple of days trying to figure out my writing schedule. I ran out of The Wishbone Conspiracy before I planned too, and that has to sit in a corner being quiet for a month, resting and getting cold so I can get an objective look at it when… Continue reading The Ohio Series, Book One, and The Emerald Sun planning
The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2027 words, and a Change in the 3-Novels Experiment
Got pretty decent words today on The Wishbone Conspiracy. 2027 new words, taking me to a total of 23,873 words in the novel. I mostly like what I got, though I had a bit of a hard start. And that’s what I want to talk about today. The “Write on three different novels each week” experiment… Continue reading The Wishbone Conspiracy: 2027 words, and a Change in the 3-Novels Experiment
The Emerald Sun: Lost some time to the world
I got 879 words today — not the 1500 I’d planned. But Genna found herself at the end of the world, and it took me a while to figure out how to get that part of the scene right. The dragon and his many voices has rejoined the party, and the cat had a terrible… Continue reading The Emerald Sun: Lost some time to the world
The Emerald Sun: When in doubt… CLIFF
The scene I’d had outlined to write today looked boring in the light of dawn. So I looked at the NEXT scene I was going to write, and asked myself, “What is the most interesting way I could get myself to that scene… And discovered that Genna was going to find a cliff. Not just any… Continue reading The Emerald Sun: When in doubt… CLIFF
The Emerald Sun: Banris the Flea wins a battle
Genna, the cat, Doyati, Yarri, and Dan are in the right place at the right time to see a human army winning their war against Banris… until they aren’t. I had to spend about half an hour setting up my Scrivener file for the new deadlines and writing objectives I’m now working toward — more… Continue reading The Emerald Sun: Banris the Flea wins a battle