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Countdown: Momentum

Formatting of The Thief is over! (If you missed it, the prologue and chapter 1 are posted for early viewing!) I’ve been playing around with possible ways to begin The Dragon, book 2 of the Archetype series. It’s been fun, but I’m now starting to think that I’m putting too much focus on it at … Continue reading

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Plotwerks

This week has been pretty calm. Well, writing wise. I’ve been relaxing with my shadow priest (she’s 90 now and fishing away), watching movies and tv, and starting back at yoga. (Boy is my neck glad.) Even though I intended to be totally non-writer this week, I can’t say I’m disappointed that I’ve been hit … Continue reading

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Day 2

Word count as of this morning: 2398 This is extra good. The official recommended daily word count is 1667, and my personal goal is 2000 a day, in the interest of trying to stay ahead. It makes me happy that on this first day, at least, I got in a solid head start. I’ve already … Continue reading

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breaking the silence

Rhys has been talking to me lately, courtesy of listening to a lot of MuteMath. For the last few months, when I’m driving around listening to music, imagining things, the people who move, the people whose faces I’ve seen, have mostly been Camille, Mac, Hayley, Kei, and Jul. But in the past week or so … Continue reading

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chaos pages

The primordial word soup I was talking about a couple posts ago has a name – chaos pages. This is my new way of sketching out a scene. It feels really right. Right now I’m working on chaos pages for the opening of R+S. I don’t want to introduce too many characters too quickly, but … Continue reading