Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tuesday 8/29

Project Update: Blood of the Dragon Tree

The outline work is continuing. It seems I have a dual beginning, and I'm not sure which to use as my opening scene or if I should work the childhood Janelle into adult-Janelle's backstory. It's been suggested to me to do both and clean it up later to present the best side, and I'm heavily leaning that way.

Mornings haven't turned out too well with writing. There is too much to do with the baby, as well as chores to get done before my husband goes off to work since I don't expect to get much done while I'm alone with a two month old infant. (Yes, I know, I need to grow up a little here and just DO what needs to be done. I'm still working on that...)

I've been blessed with a child that likes to sleep at night (probably why she won't sleep well or long during the day). Evenings are my writing time now, after she goes down for the night. Let's see if she will let my novel come to life, or if I'll be putting it away for a year or so. Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Into the Swing

Stolen moments are being directed toward Blood of the Dragon Tree, and my mind is grasping the tale with glee. I'm reminded of where I found the idea for the novel. Well, two seperate events actually, but they began it all. The first was a dream in which a dark haired young woman was confronted with an apparition of spiralling colors. The second was a trip to the natural history museum in which I read a placard detailing that the sap of the Dragon Tree had been used to cure mosquito bites. I immediately wondered what else it could heal... and at what cost. Hence, Blood of the Dragon Tree began to grow.

* Side note: Yes I know my links are outdated. I'll correct them when I have more than five spare minutes for a post.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

New Beginnings

I'm back. With the addition of one beautiful daughter in my life, my time is not my own. However I have promised myself (with the help of my wonderful husband) to use at least 30 minutes a day toward writing. I did it today (and promptly deleted the rust coated words) and will do it again tomorrow.

Current Project: Fantasy Novel entitled "Blood of the Dragon Tree". This novel is part of my Darkening series, specifically the first novel in the second trilogy. (I've already written novels one and two from the first trilogy). This novel takes place in a seperate land and is populated by characters who are the ancestors of some of the characters in Tides of Kondera.

More details to come!