I didn’t write this morning — various reasons, including nightmares the night before, waking up with a horrible pressure headache just behind my eyes and feeling like I was 1000 years old. I did go to a coffee shop this evening and started typing up what I’d written by long-hand. 11 1/2 pages turned out to be 2,200 words. I’m pleased that my revised ratio of hand-written to typed is more accurate.

I continue to think long thoughts about the connections between this novel and the next two, planting hooks here and there. I don’t think the hooks are obvious, or will be obvious until the second novel is written. At least that’s the plan. It occurs to me that for this to work I may have to write all three novels first, then go back and edit. Or something. We’ll see what works, as I’ve never actually done this before.

I probably won’t write tomorrow morning either — I have PT. But that’s okay — I’m meeting up with darksylvia at some time and writing tomorrow night as well.

Comments (12)

  1. Hey, Leah! Just dropping by. Found your LJ here, and will friend ya. Sounds like you’re writing lots. Are you going to WFC?

    Patrick

  2. I’m glad the new book is going so well.

    Your comment about planting the hooks is interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever conciously done this, but the hooks are always there when I go back and do a cold read. I really oughta give the Back Room a raise, or flowers, or something…

    • I actually discovered that I’d planted hooks for a sequel to Paper Mage (Paper Phoenix) though I never really actually wrote the novel. . .

  3. Hey, Leah! Just dropping by. Found your LJ here, and will friend ya. Sounds like you’re writing lots. Are you going to WFC?

    Patrick

  4. Yay writing party. For something this crazy and complex, yeah, writing all three and then editing might be a good idea. Then you’d be able to tie off all the plots and ideas and curve them into each other to make sure they all fit.

    • I’m actually going in collections of two — two chapters from one POV character, two chapters from the next POV character. (There are only two.) And it’s crazy and complex and man, am I loving it still.

  5. I’m glad the new book is going so well.

    Your comment about planting the hooks is interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever conciously done this, but the hooks are always there when I go back and do a cold read. I really oughta give the Back Room a raise, or flowers, or something…

    • I actually discovered that I’d planted hooks for a sequel to Paper Mage (Paper Phoenix) though I never really actually wrote the novel. . .

  6. Yay writing party. For something this crazy and complex, yeah, writing all three and then editing might be a good idea. Then you’d be able to tie off all the plots and ideas and curve them into each other to make sure they all fit.

    • I’m actually going in collections of two — two chapters from one POV character, two chapters from the next POV character. (There are only two.) And it’s crazy and complex and man, am I loving it still.

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