November is OVER.
Football is OVER.
The semester is OVER.
Which means that my writing time-out is also...OVER.
I started working on a new project on Dec. 1. I have no aspirations of trying to get 50K done before New Year's Eve, but since Thursday I do have nearly 2,000 words. The good part about it is that I have most of this book figured out in my head and on a plotting chart.
I have to admit that it was difficult, getting back into writing. The first two days, I wrote and then realized that it was all absolute rubbish. But with a little practice, and a few lightbulbs (courtesy of a re-read of Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. I hope someone gives me Clockwork Prince for Christmas!), and a bit of on the fly editing, I am feeling better about what's down now and where the chapter is headed.
It feels really good to come home and night and have no other obligation than to sit down and write words. Nighttime seems to be when my creative juices flow the best anyway.
Basketball does start soon, but at least it's inside. And hubby can split the practices with me, and I have the Netbook for travel-writing.
In other news, the next Library of Athena book will begin editing in January, and I hope to have a release estimate by my next scheduled post. I have been considering how I'm going to plot the final book. I know what it will be about, in general, and I know how it will end. I've known since probably book two how the series will close, and so far it hasn't changed. I have the destination, just have to make the journey.
And for those that play along at home, I have moved my personal blog. I like the LJ community, and I still have my LJ to comment on other blogs, but the DDOS and spam was killing me. So I've picked up and moved to Wordpress. Please feel free to follow, comment, throw rotten produce, whatever.
If I don't see you all again, have a wonderful and happy holiday season!!!