Mind Meld

Jan. 2nd, 2008 10:46 pm
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Amanda Welkin and Sara Wolf are one…up through page 205.

And that’s all. On to chapter 8! Work and caucuses tomorrow, work Friday, so maybe more Friday night.

Guts on the down swing. Time to bind Stephan to the main villain. It’s that kind of mood.

Started making page for links to reduce amount of blank spaces on pages due to long side bar.


Originally published at Writer Tamago. You can comment here or there.

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Right. So I’ve revised chapter seven. I’m all ready to go into chapter eight.

Or I was. Bryon suggested to me today on the way to the surgeons that there are lots of ways Sara and Amanda could be folded into one character, and I agree.

So, goodbye to Sara Wolf. Amanda Welkin will take her role in the story, and still be a corner, magical, all that. That means I’m going to have to go through the Esme’s Trial part of the book and make that happen. It’ll make the book better though, I can see that. I will do it as quickly as possible, breeze through chapter eight, and move into the Errol’s Trial section, which will require much more direction and polishing.

Meanwhile, it’s gall bladder surgery on the 9th or the 11th, and A WEEK off after. I’m supposed to walk and relax. I wonder if there will be writing time? I wonder if I will feel like it? If so, it’ll be a great opportunity to catch up to where I want to be.

Happy writing, all!


Originally published at Writer Tamago. You can comment here or there.

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Well, the gall bladder won the skirmish yesterday, and after a painful day returning from the hotel and waiting for the cardiologist (no heart trouble as predicted--we are blessed), there was only heating pad and sleeping. I did get my surgery consultation moved up two weeks, so I did win a minor battle. As soon as we get this bad organ out, the more predictable my health will be.

Meanwhile, something new from chapter seven. It's here to redefine Andrew's character, build tension, and move things along in a more definite direction. It's an argument scene, but it is new to some of my readers from the past.

Stephan argues with Sam while Andrew tries to apologize )

We're being graced with another heavy snow storm here in Iowa. AT LEAST this one isn't happening Saturday, the day of two postponed family Christmas gatherings. We'll see what this does to website plans for the day, as I intended to go into the city...

Stay warm, all of you!

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Well, in the two hours I had to write today (hepatobiliary tests take around two hours from start to finish) I finished chapter four. I will proof it tonight, and I will begin a substantive revision of chapter 5.

In other news, all gall bladders must go!!! To the bare walls!!! More details in [livejournal.com profile] awelkin, but they tell me I get to see a surgeon next week. First...surgery...ever.

Hope you are all doing well. Gall bladder surgery is really easy, and I'm supposed to feel a lot better fairly soon.

Y'all hold on to your own internal organs.



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