It’s been while since I’ve posted, so I figured I would give a quick summary of where I am with the Lodestone novella. I’m finally out of my first trimester, which I have to say was probably the only thing on the planet that could keep me from writing every day. Depression is one thing to deal with, and I’ve written through that before. Total exhaustion, however, is something altogether different, and that signified my first trimester. I’ve never in my life fallen asleep at 8:00 on the couch as much I did those first three months. I finally have my energy back, and I’ve adjusted my work schedule so I have more time to write. I need to pump out 2 novels and a short story collection before the baby comes, so I need as much time as I can get.
I’m almost done with the 2nd draft of my urban fantasy, pulp novella about Michael Lodestone. (If you’ve missed the previous posts, Lodestone is an immortal wizzard, who has set out to kill the other immortal witches and wizzards before they can destroy the world.) I’ve definitely struggled with this 2nd draft, but I do that with all my 2nd drafts. Unfortunately, I have one plot point that I can’t figure out, and I have to admit it’s stopped me a bit. I’ll be working getting my plot to flow this week, and I should be done with the second draft in a few days. I think I’m going to try writing backwards and starting at the end…
Anyway, that’s the big “three months of updates” post. Hopefully I’ll get through this little plot problem and be done with it soon.
Also, my next public appearance will be at LibertyCon in Chattanooga, TN. This will be my last planned convention this year, since I will not be traveling much in my 3rd trimester. Please be sure to say hi if you are there!
Wow congrats MB and good luck. Still waiting on the Loadstone book! All the best! -Cap
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Cap, I still need you to look it over when I’m done with it… 🙂