Saturday, 16 May 2015

Good news... for once

Otherwise known as "what's been happening over here".

Well, there are always the multiple things that have nothing to do with writing. Notably, there've been some flooding and junk around here, and I've spent the first time in a long time 100% alone in the house. Oh! And it's my daughter's birthday tomorrow... Or rather today seeing that it's pretty close to 1am...

The repurposing of The Rogue King has claimed it's second victim. I'd already axed one chapter before I began the reading, but having reached chapter 29, I found that it didn't mesh with the flow of the story. It worked in the novella, but in the story... Well... Mostly, it slowed things down.
So I have my second cut.
Yeah, I could've rewritten it, but there's no guarantee that the new chapter would work any better than the old one. So it's better if it goes. It's all good, though. I mean that's why I'm reading, to see if things clunk.

On another note: After weeks of staring at the screen and cursing my inability to put the scene I saw into coherent sentences, I finally finished a chapter for Dark One's Bride. And I'm making headway into the next chapter.
I think I may have a sort of weird love/hate thing going on with ballroom scenes, too. Maybe it's the dancing. There's three such scenes in this series so far, one in Dark One's Mistress and there'll be two in its sequel.
At least the last in the trilogy isn't likely to have one. I really can't see the Ebony Court letting that happen. Although, you never know with those people...


So in short, I'm feeling super productive! Go me!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Mapping... uh... maps...

I feels like an age since I've posted here. Or done anything productive, really. Writing anything has become a bit of a struggle. It's not that I don't know where things are going or what would happen, in fact I do, it's just... finding the desire to flesh those ideas out. New or old. Little excites me.

But I long to finish what I have started. It was to that end in which I sat down and spent some time doing what I've never done for the lands nestled within the Dark One's Trilogy. A map. Low and behold, as I work a few sparks flit by. Not enough to power on, but if I fan them, perhaps one might catch...

The map in question is rough and little more than a carrot with which to bait my poor muse, but it's a start.