It has definitely been a busy weekend for me, as predicted. I’ve been working off and on the whole time on the outline and have gotten a significant chunk of it done, perhaps as much as two-thirds. It’s always hard to say before I’m done. It’s like when I’m writing a draft and someone asks how many words the book is going to be. I just shrug and keep banging away at the keyboard until I have an answer for them. It gets me some odd looks from the non-writers I know.
The really hard part of working on All Stitched Up is that it makes me just about desperate to go back and reread Ether Flows already. This is a problem as it’s only been, what, 4 days? Not nearly enough time. And I’m losing the will to resist, which is worse. I swear, Devan’s taken over my headspace. I just about want to live in his story. That’s going to be a huge problem tomorrow, when I have to go to the day job and actually work. Grr, stupid rent and every other bill that needs to be paid. Well, at least next weekend is a 4-day long one for me. Yay!
The progress on the outline, as I said, has been good. The skeleton I started with has been evolving some in the outlining. This is pretty normal for me as I work kinks out or find holes. This one seems to be evolving wings though and taking off into something bigger and more complex, yet also murkier at the same time. I’m still in the state of stunned bewilderment at what’s coming out. There’s a lot, and much of it is more layered and complex than I usually get at this stage, though I’m still wrestling with a few things and Devan’s suddenly playing coy on one specific thing that I actually need to know. I’m going to have to have a talk with him about that, but I’m sure he’ll come around. Besides, that kind of thing is why I always come back and review an outline before I start writing. Now, if I can just resist the urge to read Ether Flows again long enough to do other things that I simply have to do, I’ll be laughing.
The sun cooperated some yesterday and I got out to shoot some more. The only problem was that my camera batter didn’t cooperate and it died with only about half of what I wanted to shoot done. Ah well, maybe I’ll go out this afternoon. The sun’s out again and the light looks beautiful. Here’s one from yesterday though.