15 June 2010


Okay, I know I've been away for a few days, but that's because I didn't write from the 4th through the 8th and I've been working on catching up on Married to the Moons. I've made a lot of progress; I've been writing an average of over 3k a day since the ninth and am 1397 away from being completely caught up. My goal with any project is to write 2k a day, and by now I should be at 30k.

I'm backbraining stuff for Baheen and have figured out a little more. Likii's going to be in some bit of trouble when she/he returns to home.

Trying to figure a way around the block I have with The Obscure Child because I'd really like to finish it. Since I've finally figured out what the damn block is, I should figure out a way around it pretty soon. "What is the block?" you ask? Well, it's the fact that I don't know if this story is going to end up as two books or one. I have the ultimate ending mostly in mind, but not an intermediary one in case it's split in two. I forget how many words in I already am, but I think I'm a fair distance in and I'm still in her first year of school. I'm actually planning on skipping the last couple and to not go very far into her second year since pretty much everything's going to be set up in Peikigi's first year.

As for Failing, which will be getting a title change eventually, I have no idea when that's going to go. I need to finish TOC first, then determine the line of descent for Failing's characters, do a workup of Danere's eccentric family (and that is going to be sheer hell), and figure out exactly what's going to happen. Current idea is sending Danere to Mukamutara as an envoy, but after that, my mind goes KAPUT.

And, on top of all this, I still have ideas for Selected by the Sun and Led by Lightning--the "sequels" to MttM. I'm getting quite a bit about the main character of LbL. I'll admit here that I got carried away after reading a Valdemar/Velgarth anthology and plopped this particular MC into the middle of the Pelagirs to figure out who he was. I learned quite a bit, and he's now one of the pov characters in MttM. Unfortunately, anything from his pov is in first person. He insists upon it and refuses to do more than cameo bits in anyone else's pov. If I don't cooperate, he doesn't cooperate. However, he was kind enough to be at "home" and answer his door and knock an errant priest of Baoyin down a few pegs for Jair. Then he saddled Jair with the errant priest's "assistance." Things are not going to go smoothly for Jair and his new assistant, to say the least. It's going to cause some problems; now all I have to do is figure out what those problems are.