Well, things have been going a little slowly lately (by my yardstick) but I have a reason. That doesn’t mean I’m not making progress, because I am, it’s just, as usual, not as much as I’d like. The weather is partly to blame. It’s rather warm here now and I don’t have air conditioning. This does make doing things other than half-sleeping quite difficult, trust me.
I’ve spent the last couple of days doing markups for Chapters 11 and 12, and am starting to actually work those notes into Chapter 11 but again, the heat is making concentrating incredibly difficult. I’m slowly getting through it, though I may take a nap or something, just until the sun goes down and it starts to cool off. I can sleep in tomorrow anyway, which means I can stay up as long as the toothpicks hold out…
I have to admit to something else slowing me down. I got off to a late start after coming home from the day job the last couple of days due to a different kind of distraction. I was reading, and kept wanting to go back to the book, even when editing. It was that good. Distracted me from Devan a bit. Wow. Oh, the book? Shadowfae, by Erica Hayes. Seriously fantastic. One word of caution though. This is not a book for the faint of heart or remotely prudish. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. What I loved is that the relationships and characters and world were so rich that the sex in the book didn’t seem (to me) overdone or inappropriate in it’s inclusion. It was simply a necessary part of the story, which I suppose shouldn’t be a surprise in a book where the main character is a succubus. I mean, that’s got to be an obvious implication. I can tell you right now though, I will be a) picking up the next book and b) rereading this one in the future.
So yeah, now you know the two reasons why I’m not getting as much done on the editing front as I’d like. Arguably, their both heat-related. Now, back to editing. At least it’s the weekend and I can pretend I’m a full-time writer for a couple of days.