Current Projects: June

I like having posts with my current projects (and progress or lack thereof on same) because I feel like it keeps me on track. I hope to have one once every couple of months — more often if I’m productive and there are changes (unlikely). So here’s June: Continue reading

Progress Report!


I was thinking about writing, the other day (I mean, thinking about the craft of writing) and I realized that despite how much time I spend thinking about it, how much a part of my life it is, I really haven’t produced all that much work. Weird, huh?

I’ve got about a quarter of a novel, one completed short story (ONE. Not one polished, one written.) (Well, okay, two, but I think I figured out how to fix that second one and it involves writing a lot more. So I think I might reclassify that one as “not done”), plus one novel false-start and the in-progress Spiderwebs.

A.k.a not a whole lot.

So it feels really, really good to say that I’m halfway done with Spiderwebs. It’s going to be done soon. And it’s going to be long. And I like it. (For now. That’s the sort of thing that goes in cycles).

Weekly Update Princess Edition #1

Words I wrote this week (through Sunday): 1,140 (Not a lot…many things happened over the weekend.)

Scenes worked on this week: Ballroom scene (#1)

Best Snippets: “If only their conversation sparkled as much as their wardrobe.”  In reference to someone’s face: “That was a shame.” [Yes. WAS. Take that, Laura ;)] [Also credit for this line totally goes to Bill]

Meet the (main) cast:

Kelisin (Kel)
Briara (Bria)
Teoden (Teo)

Meet the supporting cast (at least, the ones who appear in the bits I’ve worked on):

Petar and Leslin

I’m going to be updating the blog sidebars only once a week – it’s too much of a pain to do more often. If you want daily progress updates, check out my wordcount here:

NaNo 2011 Day 2

3194 words at the moment. About 200 more until I hit the target.

I’ve stopped writing chronologically and started jumping around. It’s quite spastic really – I even wrote the ending.

Yep, NaNo day 2 and I’ve written the ending.

NaNo 2011 Day 1

1,785 words

The lion’s eyes were yellow and hungry. 

Shakily, she stood up, and raised her sword to salute the cheering crowd. 

It was very possible that she wouldn’t survive another fight. But the gates on the far side of the arena were already opening.

“Did you honestly think I would free you? When you earn me more money than all the others? Stupid girl.”

Now she was angry. Kel pushed away from the wooden pole, her fear forgotten. “I think you’re forgetting something, Kaspar,” she said. Kaspar missed the warning note to her voice, smiling and coming closer to grab her chin with his hand. He tilted her face up to his and leaned in close.

“And what is that, my darling lioness?” He breathed.

He started to leave the room, then turned back as a though struck him. “And find her some clothes.”

Marvin / Julno Update #4

I’ve started writing a children’s book. It’s about a caterpillar named Marvin who’s in love with a butterfly named Luna. You see, our RA here at Boston has paper and a sharpie on her door so we can leave her notes, and so I’ve been leaving little pictures. With captions. That are developing into a story.
I’m not sure how it’s going to end, though.

If I find the time and/or the energy, I’ll take pictures and post them.

And of course,

L&O: Vampires

Word count: 4,121
Characters introduced: 0

PS As of this post I’m switching all the numbers to new characters – so new characters introduced, new vampires, etc. – because pretty soon these lists are going to get out of hand. I’m working on a new pages, one for each project I’m working on, with word counts, character lists, plot outlines (when I get that far) excerpts, etc. So look forward to that.