29 March 2003

Okay. I think I'm about done with the Blogs. I've even gotten my rants blog going. Whee.

I'm going to try to write a bit, but I'm not sure where HoI's going. I may end up working on DS instead. I plan on doing the reverse outline for what i have of HoI tomorrow, to see where I'm going with it. I've hit a stall, and I think it's because Barukei's given in too easily. Well, I'll have to change that. Unfortunately, I don't know how.

28 March 2003

I've spent most of my online time working on Pen and Keyboard II for The Dismantled Sword today. I've written a few words, and Barukei seems to be caving in to Keiki's wishes a little too easily. I wonder what's going through his head, especially since he still refuses to accept Keiki's Certificate of Oji.

Now all I have to do is get the Investigators to Keiki or vice-versa. Somehow. Whee.

27 March 2003

Ahhh. Spent a the day at a one-day job from temp agency. The break seems to have helped. Keiki's been "recruited" by his cousin to investigate a possible illegally operating mage. Since Barukei hasn't accepted his service, he isn't bound to Barukei's agreement. Of course, Barukei's jealous and upset. I think he's privately thinking of Keiki as his Sabi'Oji now, if not something more . . . intimate.

This is going to be a major twist of the plot and will bring things down upon Keiki. This investigation will also bring to light just how much involved in the interhouse-spying business Keiki's family is. tee hee. It's going to do everything the original draft did--and then some. I'm excited again! Whee. LOL

And poor Barukei. (HAH!)

26 March 2003

I haven't done anything on HoI recently. I worked on Heidi&Mem, whose story looks like its shaping up to be The Dismantled Sword, with a good bit of erotica in it. I haven't decided if I'll just add the title to this page, or make up a separate blog for DS. Either way, it looks like HoI will be getting a bit more erotic, too. Oh, whee. I. can't. wait. to. start. THOSE. sex. scenes.

LOL But I got myself into this, didn't I? At least y'all can't see me blushing when I write the stuff.

25 March 2003

YAAAAAAAARRRRGGHHH!

24 March 2003

WOOHOO! That scene I redid, I sent to Fetu Andi on HL. She saw the original BAD version. She says it's much improved, and she liked the little addition of the smoke from Barukei's nostrils. Whee!

I'm going to go over everything I've written after that scene and slog though the holey rough draft and see what I can do to more convincingly introduce the Evil Twin. I'll definitely keep the argument scene and the following one, where Barukei walks in on Keiki all but completely nude. I think it's important for Hiyo's development (she's becoming more important), and for the development of the tension between Keiki and Barukei. Up to this time, it's been Keiki and I want to show that Barukei's returning Keiki's interest, in spite of that gairi Keiki's required to wear in Barukei's presence as long as Barukei refuses Keiki's service.

I started Adelaide and Marion's novel today. I'm already going to make some changes to it, and I'll probably put up a Blog for them, too. It should be a more interesting blog, too; they aren't wasting time. LOL

23 March 2003

Late post attempt #2. I accidentally signed out before post&publishing my last post. My computer fell off the internet and I signed back in and hit the wrong button when I got back online. *sigh*

Back onto my main WIP with a frenzy now. I tried several methods of getting around the bad het-scene knot. I tried third pov again, then tried switching 1st pov's between Barukei and Keiki, which didn't work too well. I finally ended up cutting a couple of largely useless chapters out and reinserting the rest. I deleted the last scene and rewrote it from the gate of Barukei's new home. I basically shoved Keiki through the gate and Barukei followed along nicely. tee hee.

Imotinans are proving more violent than I thought they would. For all their silk-and-velvet finery, they've got some wicked weapons. The flat of Barukei's sword has some sort of coarse and harmful inlay that scratches Keiki through the headcloth. Keiki also does a little teasing when Barukei tries to throw him out.

LOL I'm liking this situation. Hiyo, who is approximately 15 in our years, chews out her uncle for his "mistreatment" of Keiki (he spent his first night at Barukei's new home on the porch--and prevented one of the twins from entering). Then Hiyo turns around, all sweetly and hugs Keiki in greeting and asks if they can practice sword-dancing. To do this, Keiki changes, and Barukei comes in when Keiki's back is turned; Keiki's almost naked, wearing only his underpants. LOL Barukei definitely liked what he saw, though he never got to see Keiki's face.

Whew! Now I just have to get Keiki out of the house, and I know exactly how to do it. It's time for an attempt on his or Barukei's life, don't you agree?