I Want to Read:
- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
- Other Hugo-related material my brain does not recall the titles of today
I Want to Write:
- 8 pieces of the Sekrit Project
- 10,000 words edited of DemiPrincess1
- Those A Promise Broken edits
I have accomplished much! Basically, I’ve done everything on the list except 10,000 words of DemiPrincess editing. Also finishing Ninefox Gambit. (Awesome what I read of it, but I need to read it slooooooooowly. In chunks. T_T) This is largely due to the fact that my laptop keyboard is broken and in need of repairs. But Lynn, you may say, don’t you have a desktop you can work on? Yes, I do. And despite it being set to ergonomical standards I desperately need a chair (or a desk or both) that does not mess up my back. Short version: I don’t understand how or why but it physically hurts to use the desktop for prolonged periods of time, so while writing up small things like reviews and poetry is fine I’m a little more hesitant about big novel edits. T_T
Bodies are weird. Anyway, I’ve been diving deep into revising A Promise Broken for its Kraken rerelease debut — I’m so excited! It’ll be awesome! — and dividing my time between that and my Sekrit Project: a short collection of loose pieces about the protagonist from Sea Foam and Silence. Half of it, uh, developed a plot. And now it’s lopsided.
On the one hand: YAY! Y’all said you wanted more of this world and now I have masses of sequel potential involving Moar Mermaid Shenanigans instead of just, sort of, a half-formed verse novel world of fairytale retellings. On the other: Wow, does that mess up both my scheduling and my planning because I need Yet More Poems to balance everything out neatly and have a wholesome collection available for you all to buy. All I wanted was some additional cute so I could make people happy and share more of this world with them in fluffy adorableness.
I… Yeah. So that happened. Instead of 8 pieces to finish off my no longer so secret project, I wrote… a number more. As you do. And now I need… even more. As you do. So that’s probably not happening until October or November now?