Status of the revisions

The month started out pretty well, but then life picked back up and I’ve had no time or energy again.

I have made it to chap­ter 9, of 14. Story-​​wise, it’s a lit­tle more than halfway.

Revisions
So many lit­tle flags

I have a sys­tem, which I’m not sure how it’s going to work out. The pink tags are places where I need to either add or change, or think up some­thing related to the plot. The pur­ple ones are where more descrip­tion of some­thing is needed, green needs research into a topic, and yel­low are where a scene or more needs to be added.

The plan is to fin­ish tak­ing down all these notes, then put it away for a while. I want this to be the best story, because it’s the first book, and it needs to stand on its own. I don’t think it does that, and I don’t know that I’m ready to fig­ure out how to go about mak­ing it. I want each book to relate to all the oth­ers, for story threads to weave them­selves through all four, and so I think I’ll need at least a first draft of each of the four books before I can truly be fin­ished with any of them.

Especially hard since I have only a loose out­line for book 4, and I’d like to fore­shadow a lit­tle of it from book 1. I can’t do that if I’m not entirely sure what’s going to happen.

Slow progress is still progress though.

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Painting Party

For my birth­day, I hosted a drink­able arts paint­ing party.

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I’d gone to one at a cousin’s house before, and it was a lot of fun.

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So I wanted to paint some more. When I was a kid, I loved paint­ing and draw­ing. I was never very good at it, but it was always fun. It’s been years since I’ve had the time to sit down and just play with paint, or pens, or any­thing. I used my birth­day as an excuse to do it again. I really did miss it.IMG_20140926_212641And this one, while being sim­ple, came out well. It was one of the pro­vided designs, the other two being ones I made up myself. I don’t drink wine, but I do drink dark fruit juice, and I think it’ll look nice in this glass. Once I bake it, that is.

 

 

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A good month

September 2014

I’ve done more writ­ing this month than I have all year, I think. I hadn’t writ­ten any­thing at all since about May. The begin­ning on the month was just typ­ing up what I’d writ­ten in may, then this past week I fin­ished the first draft. Vacation does wonders.

Now to type it all up. :/

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