Monday, August 27, 2007

8/26 Update

It's been a busy past few weeks, with very little writing completed. I'm working on some crits and some worldbuilding, and the edit is brewing on the back burner for the moment. The little one has changed sleeping schedule, and so I've had to adjust my writing time and focus. I think I have a handle on what I need to do now -- which includes scaling back some of my writing goals. Someone reminded me that I have a full time job, a house and a family. While I do better when I can obsess over my writing throughout the day, I need balance so that everything works, so that when I can write full time, the family will still be here...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

8/15 Update

Update, no not much progress...

Work/family has required more of my time and energy this week, so the writing is slow at the moment. However, I did have a brainstorm on how to edit chapter two. I need to add the full argument, but I need a scene before that, showing how compassionate Korin can be, to round him out a bit. Without knowing that, his anger is going to get on anyone's nerves, mine included.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

8/13 Progress

It's been quiet here; the day job has required more of me, mentally and physically, so there was an adjustment for my brain to go through. I'm back at it, in baby steps, and by this weekend hopefully I'll be up to my usual progress.

* Crit: done, finally. It was a good story, and I really wanted to make sure my comments made sense.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

8/5 Progress

Dealing with some sickness, but made a little progress:

* WW - researched metal working for some critical components of my Winterstorm city of Storm Hold. Felt like I was back in school in some combination of science and history class.

* Crits - still working on that one crit, just having a hard time focusing. (Bad cold, go away!)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

8/3 & 8/4 Progress: Maps!

Winter Warrior: the physical condition of the world map is mostly complete; started a pull-out for Winterstorm and am working out cultural/government/commerce details, including some subplots that tie into the main plot.

It's all encompassing, so I've ignored my other writing goals for the week.

Friday, August 3, 2007

8/2 Progress

Forgotten Star: made some decisions about Korin and his role, and will be making some subtle changes. (However I really need to get working on chapter 2 already.)

Winter Warrior: worldbuilding went really well. The extensive mapping has led me to nation relations issues (yay conflict) as well as some history. I've planned the species that habitat each nation with the intent of not filling the world up with humans who rule over everyone else, and I think I've done it. Now, for the nitty gritty of each nation and their people who have to appear in this novel.

I also wrote the first line for WW, giving my MC a voice, but strangely it was in the first person. I don't know if I really want to write an entire novel in first person. So, that's something else I have to decide in the next few weeks. The line:

No matter what the healers claim, some wounds do not fade with time--they fester. Yet despite knowing this, I step once more into the arena, very much like the one that destroyed my life.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

8/1 Progress

Winter Warrior: Worldbuilding via Mapping. I now have five nations in my world and basic geography that'll affect their cultures/economies. The world is called "Roka", meaning 'rock'.