30 September 2006

Wrote Some Today

I got about 2,000 words in today. whee

Barukei had a near-death experience. He was nearly choked to death by magic. heh heh He was lucky; Hiyo had already spelled him to sleep. She didn't get any sleep; she started the spell to protect her brother, had to rescue him, and ended up spending the rest of his sleeping time watching over him. She hasn't had a chance to work on the spell during the day, either, she's been too busy getting clothes in Faochimaotao House Colors (because she's serving a member of House Faochimaotao) and has had to deal with her fretful brother, who's worried about what he's going to wear for the meeting with Feiyao Zaothetezhi. heh heh heh And she'll be up all night again, watching over her brother while she works on the remainder of the spell. Just to make things more difficult for her, she'll have to wait until her brother is awake and alert enough to participate in casting the spell.

I'd feel sorry for Hiyo, but she opened her mouth and asked questions she shouldn't have, so Barukei gets to be bothersome for a while.

29 September 2006

Lazy Day

I didn't get much writing done today. Part of the problem is that I left off last night at a place where I didn't know how to continue on. To change this, I started a new chapter. It's kind of fizzling. I don't know exactly what I want to happen next--bedding is being prepared for Hiyo, but she's NOT going to sleep. Well, she's a mage . . . maybe I'll have her stay up all night casting a protective shield around the building where her brother lives. heh heh She'll be up preparing the spells, anyway; she's a very cautious mage. Imotina has many old dialects, and she's going to use all those she knows to build this spell.

Yeah, I'll do that. Maybe that'll teach her not to open her big mouth in front of her brother like she did last night (early this morning). Two nights without sleep should be enough for her, I think. heh heh heh heh . . . .

28 September 2006

Barukei Is Rebelling

He's being uncooperative now. I'm going to have to find a way for him to still be bothered by Akotai without his being "courted" now. The courtship was supposed to last through most of the novel. grrr I don't like it when characters make their own paths through my plots. It screws things up and makes it harder for me--and I have a hard enough time keeping things going without characters deciding to make it easier on themselves. This is one of the times when I wish characters were real, so I could really throttle them.

Maybe I should blame Hiyo. She's the one who asked all the questions. She got her brother thinking about the men who are interested in him. Yeah, I think I'll blame her. That way I have a good excuse for making her work extra hard to protect her brother. heh heh She isn't going to like me. Especially when she has to start watch-dogging Akotai to prevent his courtship of Barukei, who's apparently too distracted to notice when he is being courted.

I have some thinking to do here . . .

27 September 2006

Starting again.

Yes, I'm starting my main novel over again. Mainly because I couldn't access most of the info I needed. whee Anyway, it's well on its way--hard-copy-wise--and I'm looking forward to getting on with it when I've finally got all the stuff typed in.

However, having been so long from it, I now have a more complete idea of what I want to happen. Barukei's in for it. Akiro's edgy on his involvement, but he's going to play a key part in the whole thing. Hiyo's liking her part. whee

It's a good thing I know where I want this to go . . . oh, and somone's still going to die.