This week has been pretty wrapped up in editing, much like every week. I’ve been working on some really great Curiosity Quills projects and a really interesting and exciting one for Bear and Black Dog, among other things. But I managed to find a little time for some personal stuff!
I finally came up with a working title for the NA sci-fi that is currently with beta readers: THE LIGHT THEY CAUGHT. I grabbed it from Tolkien’s Over the Misty Mountains Cold:
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught,
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
I like it, but it’s still not quite right. I think I’ll read through Mina Loy’s poetry for more inspiration. She’s the only poet I’ve ever totally and completely loved (Edgar Allan Poe aside), and she writes a lot about visceral feelings with a cosmic bent.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about the fate of this manuscript, and I’m warming more and more to the idea of a serial. There’s definitely more to the MC’s story than can be contained in this MS, I just don’t know how much more. Another novel’s worth, or just another thirty thousand words? That’s what I’ve got to figure out as revisions continue.
My next project will be to finish plotting the FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN sequel, and get a draft written of that. Then, who knows? I have a lot of plots sitting on the back-burner right now and I’m not sure which one I’ll be in the mood to start. The NA paranormal? The YA contemporary fairy tale, or the second-world NA fairy tale? SO MANY CHOICES.
Things I blogged about: I did some fan art for FutM! Pretty Sketchy
I haven’t picked up Artemis Fowl since last week, though I do hope to finish it this weekend. That way, I can start some other books! I think next I’m going to tackle Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny for the Bear and Black Dog blog series on iconic fantasy writers. After that I want to find a recently-released fantasy to read. Maybe Girl of Fire and Thorns? Throne of Glass?
I suddenly feel like I have NO time to prep for the wedding. I still have to finish beading my dress, a goal I’m determined to complete this month because I need to have alterations done on it–but, I need to find my lingerie before my first fitting. My problem is that the dress is a v-back that goes a little deeper than most bras and corsets, so I’m having a hard time finding something with a low enough back. Any ideas?
I’m also still trying to get used to this working from home thing. It requires a lot of self-discipline, that’s for sure. I started using a Chrome extension called StayFocused that lets me limit my time on certain websites or block them entirely, and that was a huge success. I couldn’t believe how often I clicked over to Chrome even when I KNEW I had the whole internet blocked. What do they say about insanity again?
Of course, it’s also a bit of a downside because a lot of my work for B&BD includes being active on social media…buuuuuut I got around that by blocking TweetDeck, but not Twitter, so I can still be on the B&BD account through the Twitter website itself. Muahaha.