And a new work week has begun…somewhat sluggishly, if I’m being honest. It wasn’t a particularly good pregnancy day, but I did get my butt in the chair for some standard writing, which was good, but lost out on some editing time this evening. Got some reading done, but not much in the book I’m supposed to have finished by week’s end.
This week, despite it’s sluggish start, has the potential to hit some very awesome completion points: namely, the wrap up of the novel rough draft (five more scenes after today, and not particularly long ones, either), and finishing the from-scratch rewrites of the current short story editing project. If I can get both of those done, which is not impossible nor even particularly ambitious in scope (the rewrite has only two longish scenes left, and is racing towards the climax which should get itself along even faster than the opening scenes have so far), I’ll feel pretty swanky, for sure!
All that aside, the highlight of the day? Feeling the baby kick for the first time! Somebody’s got energy legs already. Oh boy… :)
WRITING PROJECT: In a world where wars are waged in shadow and the separation between man and machine is shrinking by the day, a war-droid wielding cyborg-girl begins a secret battle against those who would control her and destroy the only chance of a future she’s ever had.
Working Title: Shadow Games: Book 1 of the Shadow Engines duology
Added Words: 1921
Total Words (to date): 93,800
Happening Today in the World of Fiction!: A lonely funeral, and thoughts of regret. A swift cover-up. A terrible truth revealed!
Notes: This scene isn’t my favorite–it accomplishes some things and makes rather a nice echo from the beginning of the story, sure, but it’s clumsy and not particularly thoughtful in its execution. There are so many opportunities to imply things through what’s going on around the main character in this sequence that I didn’t have the patience to tackle at this time, so it’ll be part of what needs to be revised later. But hey–the scene is done, and the tale moves forward, and I can worry about rewriting later!
EDITING PROJECT: Ghosts and legends and Bluebeard, oh my! The cold Maine coastline! Haunted grounds! Ribbons and bitter, ghostly wives! Dueling secrets! True love? Perhaps!
Current Editing Project: Nobody Here But Us Monsters
Accomplished in Edits: No work on this, again, and no real excuse for it. :0\ Back on the horse tomorrow.