Despite the threat of new snow here in Maine (blizzard warning, really???), spring has erupted for me in a burst of creativity. I can’t seem to contain it all and am constantly running about the yurt writing down notes on scraps of paper, flipping pages to amend one topic and then over to another. I haven’t felt this alive or creative in many years. The time I have available to devote to these projects can’t keep up either, but instead of feeling frustrated, I simply feel more committed when I have a free second. Things are getting done while I do my best not to squander a spare moment.
I’m happy to say that work on Rule of Fire keeps progressing. Amusingly enough, I keep finding myself 6 chapters from the end, even though I’ve finished a few! I’ve read of writers saying how two characters can begin a dialogue and it flows with such ease. Well, I can say in this novel that happens regularly. In fact, another author antecedent I’ve heard has been happening quite frequently. Some of the characters are redirecting the action! Things I’d had planned don’t happen quite as I’m expecting. Worse, an oversight in a scene that I made (and would have screwed up of the world I created) was averted by a surprise action by two characters. Good for them! Now I have to cook up another whole chapter. I think Rule of Fire will end at Chapter 34 (any comments from the peanut gallery? Hmmm . . . Ty smirked, not a good sign).
Two other projects are also developing and, it seems, impacting my view of marketing. I’ll get into that later, and talking about the newest and biggest project I’m taking on soon. I’m so excited about it! The other one is simply organizing this blog space into something that feels and looks right to me. I think I’m nearly there. I like this theme, but have a few futher plug-ins and upgrades I want to look at. Plus, I’d like to polish off the wording here and there. Not to mention one more tab I need to develop and add!
It looks like this spring I’ll be constantly busy, which I love. I just wish I didn’t need sleep so I could fit all those ideas into one day!