All right, back to our regularly scheduled blogging now. Today we have the expected (anticipated?) update on writing progress and other awesome things in my life. I had a serious case of giddy yesterday, and it’s mostly continued into today. I’m more than fine with that, since there was definitely good cause. Yes, some of it is about Devan, but not all of it, shockingly enough.
Let’s start with an update on how Camp NaNo is going at the moment. Sunday’s number was awesome, 6,519 words written, all while getting my laundry and a grocery trip done. I’m rather impressed. Monday wasn’t a big number day, but I got a late start, very late, and was somewhat distracted for the first while before I zoned in totally. That said, 2,997 is nothing to sneeze at and I have this suspicion that no one other than me would complain about it not being impressive enough. *runs for cover from assorted marshmallow guns wielded by people who are irritated with the attitude that it’s not enough*
This bit of productivity has brought Where The Ether Flows up to a whopping 43,695 words. Okay, so that is kind of impressive for 11 days of writing. Even I have to admit that. And while it is definitely a first draft, will certainly require plenty of smoothing and other finessing, I’m rather impressed with what I’ve written. I’m still loving the way Devan is unfolding and growing on me. Who would believe you could adore a Necromancer this much? It’s probably not healthy, but I can’t seem to make myself care.
However, I don’t think Devan will be very happy with me by the end of the day. My plans for writing tonight include bringing him to his knees. Every story needs those moments, so I’ll try not to apologize to him too much, especially since it helps bring him to a better place in his life. The worst thing is that I think this time, there will be more than one. *hangs her head* I think I’m going to end up on the cruelty to characters panel at this rate. We won’t even discuss the things I’ll be doing to Devan in books 2 and 3. Reah is in for even worse, and yet still won’t leave me alone. They’re gluttons for punishment, these characters of mine. Maybe that means Devan will forgive me by morning. 😀
So, by now at least a few of you are probably getting impatient to hear what made me so giddy yesterday, since it definitely wasn’t all related to Devan (though he’s been responsible for an alarming amount of that from me since I started writing this book). I was finally able to get the reward for finishing the Mirrors trilogy that I’d been promising myself since February, when the money for it fell into my lap. I bought myself a new Macbook Air for writing. And when I say new, I mean they only announced them yesterday morning. Fortunately, they also shipped them to the stores in time for selling yesterday afternoon, because I really didn’t want to wait any longer. The setting up of and giddiness over this new toy was, of course, the source of my distraction, but I think I’ll be okay tonight. Or maybe next week. *squeals over new swanky toy again*
Of course, one of the nice things about this new toy is that I’ll also be able to edit on the go, rather than only when I’m at home. This is good in many ways, partly because I might actually try leaving the house occasionally as a result. The entire world will be shocked.
*Shrieks with delight at the new toy again*
I apologize for that. I will try to contain myself. I will almost certainly fail, but you will not be exposed to it (probably) because I’m now done writing this post. It’s time to let Devan kidnap me again for the night.