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Holiday Cheer, 2014 Edition

Joe and I would like to wish you the happiest of holidays.


Current Music: "Lonesome Christmas"--Joe Bonamassa

Progress Report, in which I reveal what even a pantser needs to know beforehand

It seems that the note-making on Petra Rising has led me down a bit of a research rabbit hole.  This is both good and bad news.  Good news, because it’s stuff I’ll need to know to write this thing, and will (one hopes) give me some better sense of where it’s going.  Bad news, because . . . well, there are less than two weeks left in the year, and I wanted to start drafting at the beginning of January, and as of yet I don’t even know where to begin the story.

Kind of important to have an opening in mind, I think, even for a pantser like me.

So.  Yeah.  I should probably work on that.

No updates for Write Club.

Headlong into the holidays . . .

Current Music: "Fight the Good Fight"--Triumph

Progress Report, in which I discuss encouragement (and quote Fitzgerald)

Dream time—AKA making notes for Petra Rising—continues apace.  As I felt a bit overwhelmed with choices, I decided to start small, picking up the thread of a single, self-contained subplot from the previous volume.  And, well.  That seemed to work, encouraging me to take on bigger things.  Now I’m busy tackling my main protagonist’s storyline, and ideas are flowing.

See, this is why you shouldn’t encourage me.

Anyway, lots to do yet before I can start drafting.

Write Club update:  Tier two bounce from Fantastic.  Response time, 53 days.  And, you know, that’s somewhat less than encouraging.

So we beat on, boats against the current. . . .

Or something like that.


Current Music: "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"--Motley Crue