Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Back on Top of Things

After taking a short word-count hiatus, I’m back into writing daily. I’m currently on chapter two of The Raimos, which is turning out to be much longer than I thought it would be. There’s a little struggle here and there, but that’s to be expected with a brand new project. I’m [very] slowly getting a feel for Esrov, my protagonist. He’s different from my other protagonists, and sometimes I worry I won’t keep him in character. So far I think I’ve done all right. Definitely doing a lot more with his home life than I thought I would. (Curse his many siblings . . .)

I have to keep reminding myself that this is a rough draft, and it’s okay if it sucks. For now. It’s weird going back to rough draft creation when I spent three months revising. Thus my stubbornness to go back to daily word count, methinks. How many words do I have so far? No idea. I put each chapter into an individual document, and I don’t count until the book is done. I like the surprise.

So far I’ve had two people finish CSH, both of whom read it in 24-hour periods. That’s a good sign, right? Only one gave me comments, and boy, did he send me a LOT of comments. I read through them and agree with pretty much everything he says. AKA* I have a lot of work to do on CSH, but that will be in the future, not now. I shan’t abandon my Eskimo-esque, blue-orb worshipping people for my circus. (I’m starting to wonder if TR is going to be a lot longer than I had originally supposed . . .)

Unrelated news:

For those who didn’t know, I’m engaged. And I’m very happy about it.

I've also started a new job as a technical writer for Fusion-io. I don't get to write about magical powers or anything, but hey, so far, so good. They have free juice.

*I’m aware I don’t use AKA correctly. But I like my way.

1 comment:

  1. All right, Eskimos. I feel they've always been overlooked in fantasy/sci-fi.

    And I am reading your Circus novel... I'll try to finish soon.