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Warming Up For Camp

Despite the heat, it’s been a good weekend.

After two days of not seeming to be able to get a handle on things at work, the evil day job settled back into a more normal routine on Saturday and Sunday, which means that I had some energy left over when I got home, which means that I not only managed to write at least a hundred words a day, but I stayed caught up on both blog hops, too.  Go, me!

The Onyx Sun scene that I’m working on is up to almost 1700 words (would be more but needed to stop to get this written before I went to bed).

This scene should be done (but totally unedited) by the time Camp starts (on Friday! Eek! Ack! Other scaredy words!) which means that (as of now) all I’ll need to do for Onyx Sun is rewrite the ending.  (And that is all mapped out in my head, except for how to start it.)

(And maybe an epilogue which will be a foreshadowing to the sequel.)

Then it will be on to finishing Book Six of The Academy of the Accord.

After that it depends on how many words I have left to hit 50k and how far behind par I am.

And, oooh, shiny!  I just found out I won a paperback copy of Louise Lyons’ book, Beyond the Scars.  Something to read when I should be writing.

Anyhow, where was I?

Oh, yes. Camp.

I’ve been pretty much caffeine free lately, so hopefully it will have an effect on me once Camp starts – I’m going to need a couple late nights toward the beginning, I think.  I couldn’t take the first off, and the second starts the weekend blog hops, so, yeah – my future seems to hold the promise of a few late nights at the start of the month.

I just hope the weather cools off.  I’m melting, and that makes it really hard to type.

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Sequel or Prequel?

So, the hermit got dragged out of her cave on Friday to go to brunch with a friend.

I was wearing a Camp NaNoWriMo t shirt and she asked me when the next NaNoWriMo event was. (It’s July, by the way.)

Said friend is a fan of Song and Sword and is a bit disappointed that I’m posting snippets from (and working on) other books instead of doing more with it, so I told her that the plan for July’s Camp is to write Song and Stone, the sequel to Song and Sword.

And that was the plan.  Maybe even still is the plan.  But…

I was starting to plan the outline on a break at work the other night, and I started thinking that I had already started an outline for it, so when I got home I poked around in my Word docs and I found it.  I also found the scene that I had rough drafted that was sort of the catalyst for the whole “write a sequel to a stand alone novel” thing.

But then I came across something else I had written.  It doesn’t have a name (yet) and was supposed to be a side story about Pashevel and Hierik.  A short side story.  A “short” side story that is at a little over five thousand words and which has what may very well be enough plot to work into a full novel.  (Stuff that I don’t remember having written.)

So now the question is… work on Song and Stone or the prequel?

Song and Stone at least has a title…

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