Hey hey hey, it’s sort of my Friday! Good Friday is a holiday in New Orleans, and so I get a three day weekend this weekend. Huzzah! Huzzah! It’s a little gloomy out there outside my windows this morning, but I don’t have to be at the office until one, so I am going to try to get the laundry and dishes finished this morning before heading out. I may even get some writing done; you never know. MADNESS.
Last night, after stopping to make groceries and making dinner, I started looking over the first six chapters of the Scotty book. I am going to revise it yet again; something horrifically dark was going to happen in the book, and I don’t think I want to include that after all. While sometimes dark things happen in that series, I don’t think it’s the right place to explore the subject I was going to explore there; and the reality is that once it’s done, once it’s happened, there’s no turning it back for the character. So, I am going to edit that out and make it almost happen. You can call me a coward for this if you like; I don’t give a shit. If not having something horrible and life-changing to a character I love makes me a bad writer or not a good one, so be it. I didn’t, when I was originally planning it, think it was necessarily the right choice in the first place; it was more about shaking things up more than anything else, and that’s absolutely the wrong thing to do for a series book: contriving something merely to shake things up a little.
When the book is released, we’ll find out if I made the right choice or not.
I also tried to work a bit on “Don’t Look Down”; I have reached a place in the story where I have to write a transition, and we all know how much I hate writing transitions. But I do think I can not only get it finished over this weekend, but I also think I can get the Chanse story revised and finished this weekend (I’ve titled it “My Brother’s Keeper”), and I may even go back and finish another short story that’s still in process; plus I have to put in the edits to a short story for an anthology that was accepted.
But I am easing back into writing the novel, which I am hoping to get back into for April. I’d love to have a workable draft finished by the end of the month, but…yeah, you know how that always goes.
Okay, the dryer has stopped, so it’s back to the spice mines.
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I am glad you decided in a recent blog that you really needed to get back to the real Scotty, something you believe you lost touch with. I remember many years ago, when I read the first Scotty books and loved his being in touch with the goddess and gained incite through his tarot as well