Just a quick update, because it’s Monday, and there’s no way I’m going to have the time to write my regular blog.
Why don’t I have the time, you ask?
I’ve hit the 50,000 word mark for The Kraken’s Mate (the sequel to The Scorpion’s Mate) and I still got a ways to go, but yeah, it’s taking up all of my free time for the moment. I mean all of my free time. I actually dread the computer at this point, not because I don’t want to write, but because I can’t seem to stop, and I’m really bad at setting limits on this sort of thing. I look at the clock, promise myself I won’t spend more than an hour typing, then check it again after a really intense scene and like six hours have passed and my fingertips hurt!
So then, I say okay, I’m going to stop right after I finish this scene. But that scene inevitably leads to another, and another.
And that’s where I’m at. So, if you’re wondering what I’m up to, there you have it. 😀 I will try to write a longer blog with more substance later this week. I just need to finish this first draft so that I can take a break from the story that has me in its grip.
Well, except for the fact that the sequel to Into the Dead Fall is also demanding that I write it, and I’ve had to type up some opening scenes for that one too already, because I’m just so excited about being able to write it, so it will be the next manuscript I feverishly work on. Then! Then I can take a break.