I’m either an idiot or a genius.
Okay, let me back up some and admit that I have done absolutely nothing on working on The Academy of the Accord this year, despite my stated intentions to get them all ready for 2nd round edits by the end of the year. Part of that goal was to have Book Five’s changes entered by the end of January.
That, um, hasn’t happened. In fact, it hasn’t even started to happen.
But I just loaded the Word doc onto flash drive, and have the binder with the edited print out ready to take to work with me tonight. I’m on four night shifts in a row, so with luck this will be done by the end of the run.
It makes so much perfect sense that I’m kind of embarrassed that I didn’t think of trying this before now.
I have more room there to spread out the pages. I have better lighting there to try to read my handwritten notes. I (usually) have more uninterrupted time there (on night shift).
And suddenly I’m excited to be back to work on it. (And eager to go to work tonight.)
Truth be told, I’ve been doing very little of anything related to writing, other than poking at Song and Sight and a few other WiPs a little bit. I just haven’t been feeling energized or focused on much of anything related to writing.
I’m not sure.
I want to write, but I just haven’t been able to get moving. Opening a Word doc just feels like too much effort and it feels overwhelming.
I truly hope that this marks a turn around, the beginning of the end and the beginning of a new beginning.
Who knows? Maybe I’ll even be able to get back to work on Onyx Sun.
Or the Other Mages trilogy.