Ouch, ouch, ouch. While taking care of the dog, I’ve pulled or strained my lower back. I was hoping it would be better by now but it’s still sore enough that I wish my heating pad was permanently attached to my chair. Pulling on pants and shoes has been especially challenging. Hopefully the tightness will settle down and I can get back to normal!
Informal survey: I’m trying to decide how much more of the free-read prequel to write. I had originally planned to cover all the details of Lady Wyre’s escape plan and possibly Lord Regret’s recovery, but I’m so happy with how the last section ended on Friday that I’m tempted to stop there. If I continue, I’m not sure WHERE to stop. I mean, there’s a reason I started Lady Doctor Wyre where I did — because the other things are just events. Backstory. I’m not sure how interesting people would find it and the characters aren’t changing so much as surviving.
If you’re interested in reading more details, please holler. Otherwise I might just end the free read with last Friday’s section and move on.
Speaking of moving on, my March plans revolve primarily around Phantom. I pulled out all my notes from Dec/Jan and found them sadly lacking. I don’t know why I kept so much of the idea in my head instead of on paper. Argh! So I have a lot of catching up to do – specifically detailed plotting. I don’t know that I’ll be in a position to draft this month or not. We’ll see. I do at least have a plan in mind for what I want to do with this series. My goal is to write up a detailed 3-novella (30-40K each) proposal that can be submitted with the first novella (Phantom). We all know how much I looooove to write synopses. *dies*
I may have revisions to Return to Shanhasson and Golden later this month to work around (editor revisions always get first priority).
I’d also like to get Lord Regret’s Price plotted (again, it’s all in my head, which is a dangerous place to be – my memory isn’t what it used to be!).
So another full month!