Yay, another year older. Yeah, yesterday was my birthday. I decided not to make a big deal of it here. I wasn’t planning on mentioning it here at all, but it has me feeling a bit reflective this morning.
I’m actually looking forward to the coming year, in a way I wasn’t this time last year. I’ve gotten a good start in the last year on many of the things I want to accomplish in my life and I think that at least some of them may come to fruition this year. I just have to keep plugging away and demanding my best from myself.
In that spirit, I’ve been continuing to work my way through The Nine and I’m nearly done, 22 of 26 chapters marked up. Sort of nearly done would be a better description, really. I’m still going to have a bunch of work to do on it once I get home, as all of the concrete changes have to be entered and all the general problems have to be dealt with. There are sections I’ve simply marked as messy or needing work, because I prefer to do that directly into my document, as opposed to marking up a PDF. Sometimes it just works better for me that way.
I’m still dying to work on Where The Ether Flows, but those changes for The Nine will likely keep my nose out of that until June 1st, when I’m already planning to do an official NaNo with Ether Flows. Time-wise, things are coming together. Now, if I could just learn some patience. Yeah, right, cause that will ever happen 🙂
And, because I’m wildly incapable of doing just one or two things at a time, I’ve been making notes on a couple of other projects. I worked on my notes for book 2 of Necromantic, Masques and Spire of Time. Even on vacation, I do seem to keep busy. 🙂 In fact, Masques is finally starting to whisper to me and let me in a bit. That one will be quite the trip when I go to work on it, lots of interesting themes to explore. Some of it’s still in the mists, but I’ll get there in time. At this rate, when I finally get through all three books of Necromantic, it’s going to be a battle royale between Masques and Spire of Time for which gets written next. I promise to try not to complain about too much inspiration, really.
I’m definitely sitting here thinking of how lucky I am, grateful for all the people I know and who believe in me. Thank you all. This is going to be a wild next year. 🙂