"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison
"Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell." - Charles de Lint

23 April, 2023

Feeling Celebratory, Hence Gothic Horror Stuff

One thing that's turning out to be a major detriment for me in sticking around Mastodon is the fact that sharing videos is a crap shoot because majority of the videos I do want to share won't play in spite of workarounds I have to resort to in order to make stuff work.Of course, it's a lot easier doing that here since Google owns both Blogger and Youtube, so win-win, right? No. No, it isn't a win. But -- whatever. 

On to the good stuff, though. 

I'm down to just over 10K words for The House of Ash, and I've already started the climactic scenes, so there's a good deal of dancing and celebration for me. To that end, I'm "celebrating" with a track from one of my favorite soundtracks. Quite fitting since this can pertain to the climax of the book though my characters are nowhere near skilled and experienced as Van Helsing (or even the heroes of Hell-Knights).



As I'm pacing myself, I'm still looking at three more weekends for the first draft to be completed. Two and a half, actually, but I'm not that much of a stickler in this case. I do know the third Sunday from today will be a no-writing day for me. Sleeping in, not looking at anything related to this book, and just recovering from writing is on the menu.

I'll begin working on Ada and the Singing Skull simultaneously with the revisions and edits for this book. I'd like to have a good enough overlap in order to stay way ahead of the game when it comes to writing and publishing whatever book comes next. Granted I'm still very much tempted to work on two books at the same time (hell, I managed to work on three at one point while writing The Heart of Ameinias), but I'd hate to push things regardless of how eager I am about a new story idea. 

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