My original April Fools goal was 5k. Well, as of today, with one week to go in the month, I have hit 10k. I’ve had a few really good days with Pirouette the Third. I’m at a critical plot point, and it’s becoming a bit longer than I planned, but I’m sure I can condense it later. Forward motion. That’s the name of the game.
I realized today that I left something important out of the past oh, 10k or so (!!!!??). Oddly enough, I had the same problem in draft 2, same place, too. What is my problem? Well, I’ve been focusing on it scene-by-scene, building as I go and focusing on just that instead of looking at the big picture. Looking at the bigger picture is overwhelming as hell because there’s still so much to fix. So yeah, I dropped the ball. But fear not! I’ll get it going right. I may need more passes before the actual revision, but that’s okay. I’m still on track to finish this draft by the end of June.
I also seem to have lost the edge of Alisia’s voice. This is a bit distressing, but I think it has more to do with that whole scene-by-scene thing. Still it’s something that can be fixed.
Okaaaay. Other projects are coming along. Lesson 7 on HTRYN is almost done, thank God! It’s a complex lesson, but helpful. Broken is hanging there, but I haven’t stopped thinking about it. And pieces of Eowyn are falling into place.
I also have more ideas for MindBound, book 2 in the Night Guard world. Still looking to submit it somewhere sometime this year. I would like to have some ideas in case they want a sequel. They being the publisher. I would hope so.
Yeah, so it’s all coming along. I feel alot better, more productive, and the ISD is *gasp* pretty satisifed with my progress this week alone. So that’s good. It’s always good when she’s happy.