Monday, July 18, 2011

Where a Door Closes Somewhere a Window Opens

Or at least it seems that way. My sci-fi story Stern Negotiations is flowing nicely, unlike my shifter story Cynful. I haven't had a single argument  from the main characters. Rabi and  Stern are getting along fabulously and are agreeing with almost everything I want to put them through. I'm not sure why this one is flowing so much better than Cynful but I'm not about to question it. I'm enjoying writing a different sort of character with Rabi. He's little more formal the most of the characters I usually write, and Stern is having a fun time trying to figure him out. She can sense the passion in him and longs to bring it out. Both of them have secrets they're keeping from the other for good reasons, and I've just reached the point where one of their secrets is about to be revealed.

(Those of you worried I won't be heading back to Cynful any time soon, don't be. This happens to me sometimes. Once I shake out whatever is bothering me about Julian and Cyn I'll be back to writing my shifters. Until then, I'll be working on Stern and Rabi.)

I almost forgot to make the banner for the scavenger hunt for Authors After Dark! So that was one of the first things I worked on today, and I think it turned out rather well. We'll have to see what the finished product looks like when it arrives. Also, the final schedule should be posted soon. Once I know exactly where I'll be at what time, I'll post it here and on my website. Remember, Authors After Dark is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania August 11-14 at the Doubletree Hotel in Center City.

P.S.: My new bed arrived! I've never heard of anyone delivering on a Sunday, but these guys did. Last night was our first night on the new mattress and I have to say so far I like it. My back felt a little bit better today, but considering I could barely walk yesterday I'm not sure if that's saying much. We'll have to see how much of a difference it makes and if it does everything that's been promised. One thing I do know is that it's already better than sleeping on my chaise!

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