Five Months ’til Christmas!

The title actually has nothing to do with this blog post.

When I wrote Friday’s blog post I was 7455 words below par.  I’m now 7440 words below par, which isn’t bad considering that I was working every day, kept up with both blog hops, and was too tired to write anything at all last night.  I’ll get a bit more done before I go to work today and then I’m off for two days, so there is still hope.

So, what am I writing now that I’ve tied up a bunch of loose ends for The Academy of the Accord and added stuff to Onyx Sun?  Well…

Being so far behind on word count I really didn’t have time to poke through some works in progress, so I wrote a scene that’s been in my head for half of forever. It involves a Minotaur and an Elf Druidess.  I wrote their meeting and then just let the thing wander where it wanted.

I’m ending up with a wonderfully fun mess that involves the Elf Druidess (who still needs a name, and who may not be a Druid after all), the Minotaur (whose name is Max, courtesy of a friend of mine), and a Sasquatch named Ghillie (after a ghillie suit).

Oh, and there’s a curse.  Which doesn’t affect the Minotaur or the Elf or the Sasquatch. (I’m pretty sure that Ghillie is a guest star for this book only, but you never know.)

(Yes, I’m pretty sure there’s going to be more than one book with the Minotaur and the Elf.)

I have absolutely no idea where this story is going. I’m totally pantsing the whole thing and having a blast with it.

Will I finish it? Yes, eventually.  It’s going to be a back burner project and low priority because it’s a total mess because I’m making it up as I go so it’s jumping back and forth a lot. But someday, when The Academy of the Accord is done, and the rest of the stories in the Song and Sword universe are done, and The Other Mages trilogy is done, and the sequel to Sanguine is done, and the sequel (and a prequel and maybe a side story) for Onyx Sun are done, and I finish a few other things that are patiently waiting for me to get back to them:

Hedge House
Disturbed Magic (which might have to be a trilogy)
The Trilogy That Still Doesn’t Have A Name
Sea Witch
The Lost House
The Sword and the Shield

and a bunch of others.

Yeah, eventually I’ll get back to this mess.

I’m just not going to promise when.



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2 responses to “Five Months ’til Christmas!

  1. I’m about to nominate you for the Liebster award, so prepare yourself! :) Although I still have to finish my own response, after getting nominated myself at, but there will be more information there, if you want to participate. ;)

  2. Consider yourself nominated! :) Come to, if you’d like to participate or simply see what it’s all about. :) I’ve been struggling all day to get my own article up and running, but I think I’ve finally mastered it! Whew!

    BTW, the reason I haven’t used Facebook to let you know about it is is being blocked, but it’s the blog which got nominated for the reward. :)

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