Holly Lisle: Writing, Fiction, & Discovery

  • Got the edits in

    Ah, for joy, for joy. Afraid I did a bit of a skim-job, but that’s only one of two books I have to check proofs on this month, and I still have to finish the novel. How does life work out its timing . . . really? Still, all I have ahead of me today…

  • Second day of slogging through proofs

    Second day of slogging through proofsI’m going to end up having to fax the corrections — there aren’t many, but the ones I’ve found have been important. So I can’t just let it slide. Likely no actual writing today, either. And the fun thing . . . after I finish proofing Vincalis, I still have…

  • Changing Schedules

    Looked at the due date for Vincalis, realized that it had to be mailed tomorrow. So no writing today. I’m proofing. Ugh. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • On the schedule today …

    A few of my characters will be talking to some of the old gods, none of whom have any particularly warm feelings for humanity right now. Following that, I’ll get to put a couple of the dark gods through their paces in Cat Creek this should be messy. I’d very much like to get my…

  • 2227 words, and a long damned night

    Got close. But my eyes are blurring so badly I can’t see the screen. Time to quit. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Time out to build 112 worlds

    Or at least to name a significant portion of them. It’s a bit of worldbuilding I’ve been putting off (and why I needed 112 worlds you don’t wanna know — at least not out of context.) But I had to have the names, I had to know the linkages, and I had to have them…

  • Late start

    Matt had to do a paper, which meant I’m starting late. Still intend to make my pages today, though. Download as PDFPrint Page

  • Focusing on double-crosses

    I’m having better luck tonight. The scene is coming together nicely as I focus on the lies and double-crosses the various players are trying to carry off without getting caught. I have a walloping big surprise creeping up on a couple of my good guys, who were sure they’d just made the big catch. This…

  • Sharpening and defining

    Yesterday’s work didn’t go well. The sex scene as written was extraneous, and as always when I take off in the wrong direction, I stalled out. So today I’m going back in, making the sex fit, doing more development on the characters, and tying in more of the rest of the story to that scene.…

  • Online Time Wasters

    I did the nerd test. I’m pretty nerdy. I did the Mad Libs Fairy Tale. It was a keeper. Decided to keep it here. I don’t know what to call it. Sad, maybe. Once upon a time, there was a superfluous, trite girl named Gloriana. Everyone loved Gloriana, but that didn’t matter. You see she…

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