I’m a day late, and the last half of chapter one is subpar. Enjoy.
Most of the circus crew were shut up in their wagons, if they had them, grateful not to be left to the volatile winds in the flimsy caravan tents. Elysia warmed her hands by the tiny wood stove at the front of her wagon, rubbing them together to encourage the heat to bloom. The wagon creaked and rocked as the wind battered against it, torrents of rain pelting the worn wooden vehicle from the cliff side.
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Writing took a bit of a back seat this last week, unfortunately. I’ve had a handful of doctor’s appointments to deal with some issues that have built up over the last year. It’s been hell on my anxiety, but I feel like, from a health standpoint, I’m pushing in the right direction.
On top of the doctor’s appointments, I’ve gone through two job interviews for a pet store, with a third this afternoon. It’s been a very busy, but fairly positive week, as long as I’m looking past the anxiety hellpit that follows me around from time to time.
FAE’S LIGHT chapter one is undergoing a quick edit and reworking, and will be up on Friday. Pretty short post today. Stay tuned for Fiction Friday. ❤
Last week, I talked about PSCW and the last six chapters. I haven’t finished up yet, but I’ve done a fair bit to flesh out the magic system in that world. It needed rules, and parameters. The end result is going to be much more satisfying! That is my downfall with NaNoWriMo novels. I tend to get wrapped up in the story, but I don’t do quite enough world building before hand.
Fae’s Light actually started a few months ago as a project to help me build my world organically. It takes place quite some time after PSCW, and follows a half-Fae man named Tyr on his quest to free himself from the Fae. It’s very episodic, at the moment, and I’m going to start posting them on Fridays. While it won’t be PSCW directly, you’ll get a glimpse into that world!
Beyond Tyr’s adventures, I’ll be working on finding a new layout for the blog. I think this one has run its course. And, for some reason, the header isn’t displaying correctly anymore, so it’s got to go! Not really sure about a color scheme yet, but we’ll see.
For the first time, I don’t have anything really lined up for Camp NaNoWriMo in April. Is anyone else participating? What are you working on?
I’m adding a weekly element to the blog! Writing Progress Wednesday! I probably don’t make enough progress, but I’m hoping this bumps me into moving a little more quickly on certain projects.
In any case, I’m happy to announce that Pirate Selkie Civil War (which still has no actual title, and whose working title isn’t really even accurate anymore) has only six chapters left in draft one! It’s a big deal, since I’ve struggled with my fiction for several years now. PSCW was a project I took on as something fun and unusual to alleviate the creative block I’d hit with Amity Dawn, and it turned into something much bigger.
Amity Dawn is still sitting on my hard drive, collecting dust and being a mess, but I’ll get back to it one day. I guess I just lost my handle on it, and I needed to set it aside. Hopefully, some distance brings a little clarity.
But, right now! Pirates and selkies and faeries are making a full scale mess in another world, and I need to handle that.
So, I’ve got a sailor and her crew trying to fight a bastard king, who is burning through the country trying to find the key to the Fae realm. The Fae aren’t going to take that lying down, and I’ve got six chapters to resolve it with. Then, it’s onto hole-fixing.
Aside from PSCW, I’ve got some drabble bits going, but nothing concrete. Just trying to keep it fun for the time being!
What are you working on?