Probably a bajillion bloggers around the world are all saying what I’m saying: where has the time gone? All of sudden, Christmas is looming and I’ve barely done anything. I just shoved my moldy Jack O’ Lantern in the bushes last week. I’m horribly, anxiously behind. How about you?
But I have started a new writing system, and although it is still brand spankin’ new, I am going to claim success. What I’m doing is writing 2,000 words a day with one day off a week, and only doing non-writing work tasks in the afternoon, after my brain has turned to mashed potatoes. Speed-writing is a totally new world for me; I used to be agonizingly painstaking. Put the comma in. Take it out. Put it back. Etc. And what I’m finding now that I have no time for that is that my writing has actually improved.
Plus I actually finish things.
I’m 60 pages into the second book of my vampire series (newly named Fifth World). I’m thinking of calling it Undressed, although I could be talked out of it.
So far, people are much, much worse behaved than in Unbitten. They make the characters in Unbitten look like a bunch of Pollyannas running around picking apples for their teachers. Bad behavior is so much fun to write. And to read, n’est-ce pas?