Ashes, Ideas and Wrinkles
Ah Sunday, how you make me melancholy, with your chores and reminder of work the next day. Oh well, such is the life of a grown-up with bills to pay and all that. It could be worse though.
I’ve at least been productive this weekend, which is good. I got some errands done yesterday, then it was time to dive in to editing Where The Ether Flows. That went well, and I’m now done the first 14 chapters. I’ll be done 15 by the end of the day and back into mark up mode. And yes, before you ask, it’s still growing. I passed the 99k mark last night, and expect to beat the magical 100k today. The more important thing is that I’m very happy with what’s coming out of all this editing. The next pass of editing (which I’m generally trying not to think too much about yet) will tell me more, but my feeling about it is good at this point.
I don’t know what it is about being in editing mode that makes my brain see other stories, but I’m noticing it’s the way things go. On my way home yesterday from those errands, I saw something that sparked another idea. I’m not sure yet what Ashes and Angels will be, but it seems more like Urban Fantasy than anything, which is somewhat unusual for me. Saul is not a nice guy, by any stretch of the imagination, but then I think he has ample reason. That’s all I’m going to say about it, except that I have a nice pile of notes for him now. Seriously, I need to write faster. Scary thought, but true at the rate my ideas come.
I’ve also been making notes on things I’m thinking of for the outline of All Stitched up. I need to add some wrinkles, but those are coming and they’re going to be interesting. Also, the way the outline is written, the story is too linear for my liking, but I think I can change that. In fact, that’s already in the works. I’ll get there.
I swear, my tagline should be “Story Juggler.”