Not much progress to report for the week. I’m in a little bit of a lull and it’s actually rather nice. I may have to take a bit of a break from writing period as school starts up in earnest next week. I’m looking forward to school, though I know it will be an insane amount of work. I have orientation this weekend so I’m taking Friday off from blogging.
On to the updates!
Lodestar is resting nicely in my hard drive. I think the time away from the manuscript will be good for both me and the story. I’m looking forward to the day that I revise some more, but for now I know my focus needs to be elsewhere.
I added a little, very ambiguous, blurb to the “Writing” page here on the blog. With some expansion it could totally turn into the query for this book.
Jason McDaniels… is still in world-building mode. I’m starting to doubt whether this is the sort of book I should write. It’s drastically different from anything else I’ve written. (Much of which is drastically different project to project.)
But I think it’s too much of a departure. There’s nowhere it would fit in. The stuff that I’ve written that actually stands a chance of ever seeing the light of a bookstore shelf (read: Lodestar) is fantasy. Jason’s book is about as not-fantasy as you can get, short of memoir or biography.
Clockworks and Cogs is still sitting there. It’s being very patient, but definitely still wants to become a full-fledged novel. And I will probably indulge it one day soon. It’s less of a departure from Lodestar and would be more compatible in the grander scheme of what I hope is to come.
How are your WiPs going?