Today I have a deep enduring envy of people who can sleep in. Kid 2 has a play, which means I am about to turn her hair into a semblance of Marylin Monroe’s do. Socially awkward Batty is sitting on my lap and purring up a storm. I have a giant fight scene ahead of me, and I am falling asleep.
If we didn’t have dogs and if the kids didn’t have school, I would totally go back to bed. Totally.
Okay so hair is done and she is off. I’m through my first cup of coffee and still not awake.
Also I am supposed to announce that Steel’s Edge hit #15 on NYT and #72 on USAT and on a bunch of other lists. We felt it was a fitting ending to the series and we’re so glad you liked it. Thank you.
No yarn projects have been done, Guild Wars 2 is gathering dust. It’s all vomit words on page. Bad things are going to happen to good people. This book is a bit weird as there is not that much mystery going on. It’s mostly action, action, messed up character things happening, action, more messed up character interactions, action. At this point Kate is probably at her low, and more stuff happens – as it always does – and then I’ll have to write a nearly broken character.
As it happens Dream of Venice is playing on the iTunes and it seems very fitting.
I like soundtracks. They often help me hit the right mood.Here is the song when Charlotte sits quietly in the clearing just before she kills the slavers. If you listen to the whole song, you can hear her slowly gathering her magic, it’s growing stronger and stronger, and then finally she lets it go. It’s a kind of dark triumph, and then it’s quiet again and everyone is dead.
I hope I don’t sound too corny, but to be able to put character emotions on the page, you have to let yourself live through them. It’s a muted version of what is happening, so it lacks sharpness and the full impact, but it’s still happening and by the end of it I feel like wet laundry. Limp and squeezed dry.
I feel like I can’t quite do this story justice. There is so much to it, so many things still have to happen in the novel. And the series, for that matter. The original plan was to end at seven, but I’m wondering if we should let it run longer. The original ending with Roland is a soft finish. Beta readers are having a really strong reaction to Hugh, which means that they would probably want to know more. At this point it’s too early to tell.
Well, I better go work some more.