I just noticed I haven’t posted about my writing in a while, and you might think I’ve quit.
Never fear, I haven’t! I’ve been working slowly, but steadily, on the same New! Shiny! project I mentioned in January, THE LAST FAIRY GODMOTHER. And it’s rolling along. No angst, no bashing head into the wall, no pulling teeth. I know what’s going to happen later in the story*, and so I keep writing until I get there. My characters keep surprising me–there was a funny bit with a tea kettle I didn’t see coming–and a few things that showed up as throw-away lines have turned into plot points. The coolest thing is that I’m still interested in the story. I know that in a little while, they’re going to reach a whole new place and it’s going to be fascinating (to me) to find out who is there and what miscommunications will turn up. I know there is plenty of room for miscommunication, and I know things will go horribly wrong, but I don’t know the details yet–and I can’t wait to find out. I’m hoping it’ll be funny and meaningful, all at the same time, and hopefully not too much like watching a train wreck**.
At my current writing pace, I might finish this (draft of this) novel in about 3 years. o_O I’m hoping to pick up speed somewhere along the way–NaNoWriMo would be an excellent opportunity–but in the meantime, it’s going along. And I keep having new things to add to this story. Until that stops, it’s all good.
* Not that I’m going to tell you, of course…
** Incidentally, you can spend hours watching train wrecks on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=train+wreck&aq=f. I wish I were kidding.