Monday, September 14, 2009

Plots, Plans and Unexpected Twists

I was supposed to work through the weekend last week, but that didn't work out so well. The weekend turned into something of a nightmare. I wound up wishing away the rain so I could try and get some work done.

Arthritis sucks, but it sucks more when it's damp out.

I did get some work done, but nothing near what I had hoped to do. I wound up ripping into Sully's Sweet. I finally decided to listen to my instincts and chop out a portion of the story that seemed to make the whole thing drag. I lost roughly 2k but the story seems to flow much better now. I'm trying to finish it today so I can get back to Bunny full time.

I also decided that I'm going to do Jaden, Moira and Duncan for NaNoWriMo. Noble Blood is all outlined and ready to go as soon as I'm done with Bear Necessities. After that is December, the month of I-ain't-gettin'-nuthin'-done. I already know that due to the holidays things tend to happen too fast around here for me to work very much. I'll be back to work in January. If I have time, if I finish Bunny earlier than I think I will, I'm going to try and re-write book 2 of True Destiny, Eye of the Beholder. Before Angie left Samhain she told me there were things that needed to be re-written but I never learned what. Too many other things got in the way. I know it needs to be re-worked so I'm upping it on my priority list. At the worst I'll begin in January. After that? Hecate's Own! And at some point I really need to work on that stand-alone sci-fi story, Stern Negotiations...

Yup, I've got things plotted out waaaaay in advance. Now if only Ms. Muse will cooperate.

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"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

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"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

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"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford