Daily Archives: May 27, 2016


Sometimes things just spin out of control.

Things like time.

Time is very good at spinning out of control.  Just look at this month.  I can’t believe it’s nearly over – less than a week left.

And my list of things I wanted to do by the end of the month? Yeah. Not gonna happen.  Not by a long shot.

But that’s okay.  Well, not really, but it sort of has to be because “it is what it is.”

(On the other hand, I do still have five days (counting today) and I am nothing if not an eternal optimist.)

Then of course there are the new projects lining up.

It looks like Song and Stone is going to be happening, probably in July.  (If not, then definitely in November.)  The outline is coming along nicely although I still have a few (rather large) plot holes and logic problems to sort out.

The interesting thing, though, is that as I was skimming through Song and Sword as a refresher I found a couple lines that are going to tie in nicely to Song and Stone.  One I thought meant something else at the time (Palora leaving a legacy in Pah’sh’parra) and the other I didn’t put much thought into at all, thinking it was something really straightforward, but apparently I was wrong.

And there’s still the untitled prequel with Pashevel and Hierik which now has a tentative title.

And there’s a new one in between Song and Sword and Song and Stone, which, now that I’m thinking about it, I should probably write first because some of the things in Song and Stone may very well arise from it too and I’ve learned my lesson about writing out of sequence.  (The Pashevel meets Hierik story predates Song and Sword by quite a few years so no worries there.)

Speaking of things spinning out of control, how did my stand alone novel turn into this mess? Again. I’d say I was having flashbacks to The Academy of the Accord but I’m still working on it so I’m not sure “flashback” is the right word.

And now I’m toying with the idea of doing JuNoWriMo because, you know, back to back 50k challenges are fun.  Especially when one starts in five days and there’s no outline in place.

Of course, I could use JuNoWriMo to finish some existing stuff.  That might work.

But what about the editing and revising I’m supposed to be doing?

Spin. Spin. Spin.

How much caffeine is there in the world?

Stop back on Monday to see how much sanity I recover over the weekend.


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