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Back on track

I’m feeling much much better as of yesterday afternoon – perhaps I had some kind of bug or something cause I’m not as exhausted and I can think straight again, despite less sleep. Go figure! I did manage to get cracking into some planning and am actually beginning to feel a little bit of excitement for November now.

While going through the characters, I kind of figured out who is going to die… oh man, I had no idea that the death toll was going to be quite so high. Some of these characters have been in both of the previous two books, some in only one of them, but still, they’ve been around for awhile now and it’s strange to think of them as ‘dead’. Only one of them is really pissed off about it though, and admittedly he’s a bit hard done by but it’s a necessary death, all of them are.

Anyways, I am going to try and get a few more questions answered over the next few days so that I can get a rough outline in place – things may very well change between now and the end of the first draft, but I’ll be as prepared as I can be for what lies ahead which will hopefully mean no ‘writer’s block’ preventing me from getting the words down. I’m feeling excited about the novel again which is wonderful, now I just have to hold off until the start of November, thankfully its not too far away and this weekend will be full enough to distract me.

Now, I’ve been thinking about Lifelines a lot lately as well, and want to have another look at it when I get a chance. I’ve thought of some small changes I want to make and think I can work away at those slowly (I’ve decided that there is far too much shrugging in the book, lol though it may just be my imagination, I want to eliminate them). I also need to get my act together and send out more queries. I only sent two, both of which have been rejected and I’ve not made the time and effort to send more out since then – gotta get on with it!

So yes, that’s me… busy busy, as always. The oven is connected finally at lunchtime today so I’ll be baking over the next few days in preparation for Lauren’s 1st birthday party on Saturday. Mum is making carrot cake for the birthday cake, so that’s one less thing for me to do, besides I think she’ll do a better job of it anyways 😉

At least I’m feeling good, that makes everything easier!

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4 thoughts on “Back on track”

    1. Thanks Debbie, and yes! So glad it’s starting to feel exciting, I was worried I might never get there and it would turn out to be a flop – hope you’re doing well in the lead up!

  1. So glad you’re feeling better and yeah for connected ovens!!

    So hard at times killing off characters. Especially in a series when you’ve really connected with them, and then…

    So sorry! Your time is up!

  2. Yay for feeling better!!! That’s great news, I’m so glad to hear it. Eeee I’m getting excited about November, too. Haven’t started an official outline but the ideas are forming themselves in my head.

    Just imagining killing off a character – at this point – seems so far away. I expect it will have to happen at some time in the future, though. It makes me sad to think about it, but I suppose it will probably be necessary.

    Sorry to hear your two queries got rejected. Press on, my friend! 🙂

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