Wed. Aug. 14, 2013: That Delicate State of Creation

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Waxing Moon
Rainy and muggy

The new washer/dryer were delivered and hooked up yesterday. They are tiny compared to the previous ones! I’ll put a table or something in between them. This morning, I’m catching up on all the loads of laundry that accumulated, and then I have a lot of errands to do before I hit the Mermaid Ball meeting.

Yesterday, everything got cancelled, because I was at a delicate, crucial stage in the work on the fantasy trilogy. Originally, it was envisioned as one book, but there’s too much story and too much sweep to explore what I want to explore to do that. I figured out where to break it, and what to call each book, putting it together as a trilogy under the original title. The first book is completely drafted, and two thirds of the second book is drafted. I know where I want to go from here — I had a solid, 12 page writer’s rough outline for it, on which I expanded, based on notes I took re-reading the draft material I have three or four times. I want to have the entire trilogy ready before I start submission, and I’ve got my top two choices of publishers picked out. I think a realistic deadline is the end of this year, although I’d prefer it sooner.

Also, started the second book in the mystery series.

But, the focus was on the fantasy novel. That’s what’s been pulling at me hardest; that’s what feels right at this moment. It’s in much better shape than I remembered.

Today, I can move forward on drafting, and I also have to write a review and two articles, plus do all the running around. Should be a busy day.

Mermaid Ball is this weekend — should be tons of fun.


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  1. Isn’t it nice to have something new that WORKS? Love it. 🙂

  2. Yay for the new washer and dryer! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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