The Words Roll On
I’d like to start out by thanking everyone for their very supportive comments on my post from yesterday. Just posting about it helped, but the things you said were even better. Between both of those, it was a much better day than I had any right to hope for. I feel more or less back to myself. Of course, as always, it helps to have stuff to keep busy with. And you all know I have plenty of that.
The edits for Ether Flows are still going well but slowly. I’m now into Chapter 11 for markup, and Chapter 10 is finished completely. Yes, the book has continued to grow. 90k has been surpassed and there’s still 14 chapters to go… Oh my. I’m not really adding story either, just adding depth really. There was one change I made, or rather something I moved forward, and that’s spiralling back into the book, but it’s turning out well (I think).
I’m trying not to think of the other stuff in my to-be-edited drawer, like The Nine, which I’d like to get to before August (very unlikely at this rate) and the outline for All Stitched up (have to get to that one soon, even if it means taking an evening off from Ether Flows). I need to remember to take things one at a time. If only my brain would cooperate with that notion.
What do I mean by that? Oh, just that Reah’s been getting loud again recently. I’m fairly certain that the Spire of Time project, which I thought would be two books, just transformed into a trilogy, but it’s… well, it’s a wildly fantastic development, really, the things that caused this change. Serious banging away at notes has been done for this. But Reah’s going to have to be patient like Devan was. I owe Devan his trilogy even more than I owed Tavis, and he’ll get it. But at this rate, I’m going to have some killer material to put into the Spire project.
As if that wasn’t enough, Painted Picture is still whispering away, and I can feel Wings in the Mist simmering in the background, getting ready to explode at me again. It’s just a matter of when. Oh well, such a rough life, huh? My, let me clean up that lake of sarcasm for you…
I’ve also gotten some of the feedback from this round for Bound. It was down to the small stuff, which is always a good sign. Really, really need to get that cover started for this one. Oh, plus the initial comments on Possession from the same test reader were quite encouraging.
So yeah, life rolls on, post-rejection. They’re just part of the writing life, really. I’m still having fun at least. I’d like to have more time for this fun. Can we just have one long permanent weekend please? Really, is that so much to ask for?