Happy Thursday, Aledan Merfolk! The past week has been a mind-boggling whirlwind for me. I thought my foot was broken (it’s not – just a burst blood vessel and shoes that rub against it, making it worse), we’ve had three different sets of people come to our house for various upkeep reasons, with another two sets yet to come, and we threw a dinner party on Saturday. One of my coworkers gave us her extra tickets to a Beck concert last spring, so we repaid her with homemade polish-style ribs, pierogies, and sauerkraut (and “Becka Margaritas” which are regular margaritas with an inappropriate amount of tequila. They didn’t go with the polish food, but no one seemed to mind ;P). The female-half of the guests got to play with my ponies and make up, while the male-half talked politics. The female-half had much more fun 😉
Last week I mentioned that autumn always turns my thoughts to Fie Eoin, and I did indeed spend most of the past week working on that instead of Speak the Ocean. One offhand comment from Kindra made me realize that I need a god who embodies negativity/chaos. So I’ve changed the pantheon, and thus the entire fabric of Fie Eoin’s culture. Which means I have to re-write the entire damn thing…again. It’s a good thing I love this book so much, because I’m kind of sick of rewriting it.
But Kindra! Whee! It’s hard to get into her heart to write her properly, but I do love it so much when it clicks. And I’ve missed her the past two years.
I have to finish StO first, though. No more playing with Kindra and Gar and Monk until I’ve finished aging Erie up. I got the first two chapters back from a CP, and I’m headed in the right direction, so I just have to keep going. I’m trying to be ready to query by the 15th, so I need to bust my butt and finally get this thing done. Then I can play with Kindra, or with the new character from the Enfields book. I have lots of good ideas for that one, I just have to figure out where everything goes.
Have a good weekend, Aledans. We’re prepping for Hurricane Joaquin and a foot of rain here, as well as my birthday (and the Warrior’s Ceremony in FE’s world). And hey, maybe we’ll have a cut scene on Sunday to celebrate 🙂