Princess of Shadows is now in the hands of my beta readers. Even though my readers are well known to me, it’s always nerve-wracking to hand off your writing to others whose whole purpose is to look it over with a critical eye. I specifically told my readers to be merciless, but I hope it won’t be necessary….
Meanwhile, I added 1000 words to Princess of Fire last night without even hardly trying. I’ve got a number of scenes already practically written in my head, so this story may go pretty quick until I run out of pre-written (is that even a word?) material. I do know, however, that there is a certain amount of research I need to do on some topics before I get too far into the draft.
Ironically, I’ve been so wrapped up in getting to the fourth draft on Princess of Shadows that I haven’t even had time to call out my new status in the working world–
It has been official for the last couple of days– my IT contract has ended and I am at loose-ends. Resumes are going out, but nothing is biting yet. Properly, this is a moment in which I could make some serious progress on Princess of Fire, do research, or prepare other future projects. Instead, I seem to be playing Halo and eating a lot of dark chocolate (Weight Watchers? What Weight Watchers?).
Anyway, until I get gainful employment I am going to try to devote more time to Fire and getting ready to publish Shadows. Except my wife is talking about yard-work, now that we have a break in the recent rain-storms.
I got to get out of here….