Um, wait, what? I can’t really be almost done, can I? I just got serious about working on the outline for Ether Flows and now I’m down toward the ending? I haven’t even left on my trip yet! Devan really must be eager to get going here. 🙂
Seriously though, I only have a few things left to get in of what I know for the whole book. It’s really odd in it’s own way too, because technically, it’s much shorter than any of the outlines for the Mirrors books so far, and yet I feel like there’s plenty going on. Despite that, I feel like I’m missing something. I think I know at least some of what I’m missing, so it may get longer as I add in the odd bit here or there, but I think I’m missing something more. I’ll have to think about it, read over the outline again and see if I can find the hole or thread in the story that I must have missed. It almost feels like someone, rather than something, that I’m missing, but I can’t figure out who it would be, and I don’t want to things out in a way that seems… unnecessary to me at this point. Things to mull, to consider and read through the outline while thinking of.
Maybe I can use that to keep from taking my netbook with me to start writing while on vacation. I know my family will not take that well, however supportive they are of me and my writing. My mother would kill me, that is an unquestionable fact. She’ll likely tolerate me tapping away on my iPad as long as I don’t do it incessantly, but I know me and how I am when I’m actually writing draft. I tell the whole world (beyond this blog) to piss off when I don’t have to be at work, and she will mind that. Intensely.
Also on my mind now is the feedback I’ve received from my test readers on The Nandora Tree, which has been quite positive. I’m trying to decide on next steps with it, other than possibly researching where I might submit it to, once I’m sure it’s ready for that, which I’m not yet. It’s a good thing I like thinking a lot, with so much on my brain at the moment.
I did do one thing that might help keep in check my urge to start writing Ether Flows once I’m settled with the outline. I made a pdf of The Nine and downloaded it to my iPad. I will probably start editing it while I’m gone, as much as I can without my computer at least. I have a decent app for marking up pdf’s, it just means that the first pass would be more in the nature of a read through than my usual method of making changes as I find they need making. Maybe that’ll be better. Try everything at least once, right? If that doesn’t keep me occupied, I can either make more notes for the second book in the Necromantic trilogy or let Reah have some attention before she explodes. 🙂
This may or may not be my last post before I leave on my trip, I’m not sure. I can’t promise how much I’ll be posting while I’m gone either. While I know I will have some access to internet for at least most of the trip, I just don’t know how busy I’m going to be. It’ll probably be less than I’ve been doing lately though. We’ll see. Oh, and there won’t be pictures when I do post, as I won’t have my computer with me, and thus won’t have my photo library. You will all have to live without it for a couple of weeks, but I’m sure you’ll manage just fine.
In the meantime, though, here’s one for tonight at least, from my last trip out with the camera.