Today was my day off — but while I slept in and didn’t write, I did get site stuff done. I spent the morning taking pictures of the gifts that people sent me, and put them on a few pages along with pictures that Sheila took of me opening them. I couldn’t help but cringe, looking at the pictures of me. I know it’s vain, and I know I’m losing weight again and doing the things I need to do to get back to being lean and healthy, but while I was putting the pages together I still kept thinking “Couldn’t I just erase me from the pictures?”
Tomorrow I’ll get back to outlining. The index-card method gave me a lot of directions to take and options to pursue yesterday; I’m looking forward to seeing where I can run with them tomorrow. I want to have the book fully outlined before I start work — since it’s not a proposal outline, I’ll be able to just leave it in the ugly sentence-per-scene form instead of the prettied-up version I do when submitting proposals. So far, the process is going faster than I expected. Considering the problem Gods Old and Dark‘s sibling volume, The Wreck of Heaven gave me, I think it would be only reasonable for this book to be smooth sailing.
Not that I’m holding my breath.