Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Take this sword." "I want the one I came here with." "Why that one?" "The stones in the handle match my eyes."

 Wherein Jack tries to make the world believe she's been doing something productive.

 Being at the age most consider adult hood, I feel that I should no longer be making excuses for not getting work done. But, being an author, and me in general, I tend to throw all adult rules out the window.

 I've not done much writing in the last few days. Before, the reason was simply because I couldn't get past a certain part I was stuck on. It took me almost all last week to think of ways to move the story forward. Then, when I finally had it, I caught a sudden case of what is likely a flu bug. It had me stuck in bed all yesterday.
 Naturally, being in bed, I decided to do something....productive...and finished a book. Actually two books. (Like I said, I was sick all day.)

 Now, I am well enough to write and I have only one book left on my summer reading list - and I have two weeks in which to finish it by. Plenty of time. No need to rush. I can get my daily amount of writing done and finish the book with time to spare.
 The time to spare is very true. The writing one, not so much.

 You see, the last book on my list just happens to be The Runaway King, sequel to The False Prince. And, it is proving to present the same problems as The False Prince. I. Can't. Put. It. Down!! 

 I've tried - sort of - but it is Sage, and it...he....the whole plot...everyone...they just keep pulling me back in. I can't escape the story. (Okay, okay, it isn't as if I am putting up much of a fight, but still.)

 I started the book in earnest last night, and I am already more than half way through it. I keep telling myself to slow down because book three won't be out till March next year - but there is no point in that. I can't slow down.

 Anyways, so, since I've been kidnapped until I finished the book, probably sometime tomorrow, I don't think I will be getting much writing done. 
 So, if anyone wants me, just know I've been kidnapped - but PLEASE don't try and save me. 

 Okay, okay, but that aside.

 I've a busy fall and winter planned for me. I'm going to work hard at finishing the first draft of The Broken Blade. I've been trying to make it perfect the first go, and that never works well. But this is my dream book, and I don't want to muff it. I've had to remind myself over and over that first drafts can be rough, to just get it done and mend it later. I know once I get book one written the others will come easier. I just have to stop worrying over it so much.

 Abolished Impracticality is going to being its round of editing on September first, and I will be reading my rough draft of the second book in my Loyalty series so I can get that one ready to go.

 I am also trying to get over a hump in one of the books I'd really like to get written and published - as I've been re-writing it for the past six years. I changed something in the plot again and took out one of the major elements that gave the plot drive. Now I don't know what to do with it. This is typically how I work though, so I'm not too worried.

 In short, fall is going to be very very busy and writer packed, so it will make up for my kidnapping at the time being. 

 And, that is about all I have at the moment. My kidnappers are calling.

 Quote is from the book, where Sage is trying to get his sword back.




  1. I sent you an email. I think it will help a little. I'm going to look and see if our library has the runaway king.

  2. Just enjoy the reading and the kidnapping - the writing will come back when it's over.

  3. I've just been reading about those books and I know my library recently got them in (being a librarian's assistant means I get all the insider's info) But I can't find them anywhere! I think the librarian must have taken them on vacation with her....I'll have to ambush her when she gets back. :)
    Hope you feel better!

  4. I must find the False Prince now.

  5. Hope you feel better soon! And have fun with your book. =) Looks like you're next few months will be busy writing-wise!


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