5/29/2017 0 Comments
The Week of 5/22/17
The Other Worlds box set release date has been pushed back a few weeks due to some health problems with a couple of the contributors. It's now scheduled to come out on 6/5/17.
I have only a half day of work tomorrow, so it should be nice and productive. :)
I had the entire afternoon off of work today, and I had grand plans for going to Aegis and working on Wild Tides. Unfortunately, this afternoon didn't work out that way, but I did still manage to finish the edit for Part 2! I mean, it wasn't that hard--Part 2 was in good shape pretty much from the NaNo first draft--but...small wins. :) Part 3 shouldn't be too bad, though there needs to be some serious editing to the big fight scene.
Actually, the climax of Wide Horizons showed me how much fun fight scenes can be to write, so I'm kind of excited for the big fight. Lots of people die, and it is fun.
Buildup to the big fight is on the docket for tomorrow.
Ji'als is a monster. I mean, I've known that for a while ("A Present" does a good job illustrating that), but it still continues to surprise and delight me when he does something awful--and he is always doing something awful.
I haven't written a straight villain since probably high school (I think Sir Marcus, wielder of black magic and the Jafar-like ability to turn into a giant snake, might've been my last one, and I was in 10th grade when I wrote that story, and no, Sir Marcus will not be part of my published catalogue). I usually go the way of having antagonists and not real villains, but damn--Ji'als has been so much fun to write I might start rethinking that tendency. :)
(Probably not. Ji'als in all his glorious, power-hungry, psychopathic villainy has been crazy fun to write, but he's for the White Stone series and not for any of the other projects I'm currently planning.)
I had a great writing day that was totally interrupted by having to get over to the day job. It made me kind of cranky--breaking a killer flow-state to sweep floors and answer phones sucked. :(
BUT this weekend is Memorial Day weekend and I've got off from noonish tomorrow to Tuesday afternoon, and I think I can get a really good chunk of the rest of the Wild Tides edit knocked out in that time, so planning for a good weekend.
Note: I reference a few titles today that feature explicit language and a picture of a hand giving The Bird.
It's been alternately raining and thunderstorming all day, and I've had what I call a Cat Day--that is, a day off with no obligations which I spend in my pajamas, dozing on and off through the entirety of the day. It is extremely lazy and unproductive, and extremely enjoyable.
Coconut and Little Orange model the feeling of a Cat Day. Pineapple refused to participate in this demonstration because she conscientiously avoids getting caught being lazy.
That doesn't mean I've never caught Pineapple having a Cat Day, of course.
But it's not like I've wasted the entire day. I added another email to my welcome email autoresponder, finished the final edit for "Double Crossed" (important, since that's releasing in a little under 2 weeks), and done a little bit of reading that's got me inspired to keep working toward what I want out of life (thanks, "Disobey" and "The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You"!) Plus, I still have all of tomorrow off (which is a HUGE chunk of time I don't normally get), and I'm aiming tomorrow to get back into the flow-state that was so interrupted on Friday and finish off the climax of Wild Tides.
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