SoS

old friends, new tales

Trying something new with an old cast.  I know it’s a cliche to say but — sometimes you just have to ignore what everyone’s been telling you and write what you want. So that’s what I’m doing, and that’ll be 850 words today. Finding the time to do this requires working around an 18 month …

bye-bye baby

The clouds were torn bits of wool spread wide by the long, thin fingers of the sun. Flurries of snow gusted over the landscape, sometimes a light dusting, sometimes a fierce howl, then back to gentle spots of chilly white dancing on the breeze. Amidst this odd weather — sun and snow, fierce and gentle …

take to the sky

All printed. Final page count with double spacing — 750 pages. It’s printed. I’m done for the night. My nerves are shot and I’m starved. Time to eat, relax, and do some knitting. It’ll go out tomorrow at lunch. Any of you who love me and want me to succeed, send some prayers sometime next …

ch. 32 – revisions

Last line for the night: “It appears we have much to discuss.” So far I’m doing good on the condensing. Thirty-two is done in rough form. Thirty-three will be more cannabalizing, though I suspect I’ll completely rewrite one scene which was a pretty major reveal that I kind of glossed over. In this version, I’ve …

ch. 32 – revisions

Some revising done, and stronger scenes hath emerged. Yea. Translation: Minor revisions to 17 and 31, one major one to 16 and further writings into 32. Lest some of you despair that I’m playing WoW, I’ll have you know I didn’t tonight. The book is fighting with my Undead Warlock. The book is winning. Yep. …

ch. 32 – updated

Some updates to Chapter 32 on Sunday night. Otherwise, I’ve extended my break a little by playing some World of Warcraft. That, Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox), and City of Heroes are the only three games this year that I can honestly say have been outstanding enough to rip me away from writing. The …

ch. 31 – revised

Three new pages for chapter 31 written on lunch break. Going to Chicago tonight, weather permitting. Mark, the answer is: “The light from the stars in the night sky above us….” Or something like that. And no, I still don’t speak Japanese. No work until Sunday night, when I return from Chicago (bang-bang). Bye-bye. And …