I have quite a dilemma on my hands. In this brain cell frying heat, I’ve had to limit my laptop time to avoid overheating. Not to mention how insanely hot the computer gets while on my lap. The two fans blowing in my direction don’t seem to help keep it cool (is there anything that can keep a laptop cool or will I just need to purchase one of those lap desk things that you serve breakfast in bed on?)
Anyway, as you can tell by my very distracted commentary, I’ve had a lot of trouble concentrating on too much at once, which is why my blogging has been limited. I’ve had to learn to use my time wisely. If the laptop is going to be on for 2 hours, then those 2 hours need to be used for writing. And you know what? That has worked out well. I’ve been working scene by scene, on not just one project, but two!
My fantasy sequel is taking shape. It’s a good 30k in, I’ve filled in a lot of the glaring plot holes that were haunting me, and with some of the new subplots I’ve managed to figure out how to up the stakes. Once I get to the part where I left off before I wrote myself into a corner, I think I’ll have a good idea how to end it. *sigh* The life of a pantser is a difficult one. Never knowing where the wind is going to take me. It can be nerve wrecking.
My YA fantasy is also coming along nicely. Chapter two is about done and the world is becoming clearer and more lush with each scene. The characters fascinate me, theyre so distinct and specific to their world, which makes the whole world feel that much more real. I have high hopes for that story. It’s probably the most high fantasy I’ve ever written. When it’s all said and done it’s going to be a mish mash of fairytales with a touch of Romeo and Juliet.
I hope to keep this focus and progress going, even when the weather cools. Although I do plan on taking more daytrips when that happens. But, in the meantime, I’m glad to be feeling productive.
In my time off, I’ve been doing some reading and catching up on Series 3 of the new Doctor Who. David Tennant, I love thee. 🙂
Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday!