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Update on everything.

Yep.  Thought it was time for an update, so here goes.  I’m on page 86 of 257 pages.  So far, I’ve rewritten the bulk of it from scratch, and I believe I might be almost done with that.  And then it should move quicker.  I hope.  My deadline is December 1st.  Which is approaching quickly. We’re pretty much into fall now.  Soon, it’ll be November and Thanksgiving and my deadline.

Health-wise, I’m doing okay.  I have good days and bad days with my eye.  I have an appointment with my neuro next week, so we’ll see what he wants to do.  I’m also a bit sleep-deprived these days because I had to change my schedule at work which requires me to get up at 6:30am.  Yeah, not real fun.

Been reading like a fiend.  Will do another WWW Wednesday soon.

In anthology news, I’m just shy of 50 downloads.  It is still free, and will remain free indefinitely.  The link is here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/349458

I’ve also been giving some thought to what project comes after Grave Touched.  I want to say Darklight, cuz it’s the most logical one, but I promised myself a whack at both the Flamebound Rewrite and Survivor.  And there’s Fey Touched book #3, Ever Touched.  I’ve also been thinking about how many books I want to write for the Fey Touched series, and I think I will cap it at 5 at the most.  Because that’s about 5 years and it’s a good run.  And I don’t want to beat it into the ground.

Covenant has been tugging at me, as well as Queen of Wolves (formerly Alpha Female).  It’s just a matter of finding the time and getting it done.  And that’s only a sliver of my Priority List on projects…

Also been trying to relearn French, which is something I challenged myself to do.  It’s been going pretty well, for someone who was really fluent in it, lost about 90% of it, and is older and it is sticking a lot slower than when she was young.  Um.  But it’s been a lot of fun.  I’ve been immersing myself in it — free classes, apps, games, podcasts, an audio course.  I think it’s really important to keep the momentum going, so I decided to do some type of studying every day, even if it’s just going through flash cards or verb conjugations.  I’m still working on present tense.

So, that’s what’s up with me.  How about you?

So, that revision? Going slowly.

Yeah, so 18 pages in, it dawned on me that everyone is kinda wandering around trying to figure things out and all of a sudden the tribe’s doctor, Michelle, hands them the exact information they need with no problem.  As she’s a hardcore scientist, this is BAD.  This is lazy.  This is the suck.

So, while in the shower the other night, I said, “Eff it.  We’ll start with the problem and the right person will be there to help and it will be more natural (and less lazy) and it would start it in the perfect place.”

As for the MC, Emily, I’m not sure how to approach her pot thread.  I figure we’ll cut right to her for scene #2, but again, there’s a lot of bumbling around.  In the original, she had amnesia and hated everyone on sight…oops?  Next draft, she was blind but remembered everyone.  This draft, doing neither.  She’s got a lot of things to deal with already.

There are also problems with the love scenes.  Emily does not want to resume her physical relationship with Nick after she wakes up.  I thought, “well, she’s confused, and she feels wrong (which is important later) and la, la, la, no sexy tiems.”  Well, they’re not mated, and they will be by the end, and I feel a bit of a gaping chasm between them that needs to be worked out.  It might be a good thing.  I’m not sure yet.

So, back to page 1.  I do believe it is getting better overall, though.