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Monday, August 15, 2011

Transition Time II

Creative title, I know. But, that's still where I'm at. Packing began in earnest so I can move to my new job location in a few days. There's still a lot to do, and I've still got a couple days of work at my current job. Basically, things are nuts.

Thankfully, I had a bit of spare time after work last week, and I was able to sit down and make some serious progress on Kricket's Song. I was able to write approximately 2,000 words, finish Chapter 13 and a short 14, and begin Chapter 15. Jonah and company are currently finding out what happens when an airship decides it's taken enough of a beating and doesn't want to keep flying anymore. Despite what so far has felt like non-stop action, I'm hoping that I'm getting the character development down and creating what will be a unique story with excellent character interaction. It seems to be working out well so far, but it's one of those things you have to wait until the end to see if it actually is what you wanted it to be. But, I'm finally nearing the halfway point on the intended word count goal; in reality, the story will probably be around 10K words shorter than that goal, so I'm kinda sorta getting close.

Mostly, this post is just to let everyone know that I'll probably be going dark for the next couple weeks. I'm moving at the end of this week, and once I'm in my new apartment and settled in to the new job, I will still have to find internet service and get it hooked up before I can get online again. Who knows how long that will take. But, once my life is somewhat stable again, I'll be back to trying to post once a week. And, hopefully, writing more regularly. As usual, it seems, time will tell...

See you next time!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Transition Time

Hard as it is to believe, my summer is almost over. Honestly, it feels like I've done a whole lot of nothing. True, I've had a fairly decently paying job. But as far as writing goes, I think I've completed maybe three chapters on Kricket's Song and done a bit of brainstorming for the new rewrite of The Serenity Solution. And that's about it.

I could make excuses. I could lament the lack of progress. But I've learned that's just a waste of my time. I've got about a week and a half left in my current job, and then I'm making a mad rush to get packed, and get myself to Southern Nevada, where I start my new job - and that transition time will take about four days. It's going to be nuts.

I'm going to try to work more on Kricket this week in the evenings after work. We'll see what kind of progress I make. After that, I probably won't get any writing done until after I'm settled in at the new job. The good thing about the new job is, it looks like I'll be having three days off per week instead of only two, and I will be able to come home every evening after work. Oh, I'm sure I'll find excuses as to why I can't write then, as well. But at least fewer of those excuses will be valid.

Here's hoping.