A time to dig in.

I can’t remember a time I’ve been so enthusiastic about anything. This feels good, it feels right and while at times it feels like I’m not making progress, I do feel the quality and quantity of my writing picking up. Over the past few weeks I’ve added over 30,000 words to my novel Amulet of the Fallen God. I passed the 84,000 word mark today and am starting to see the end in sight. I am so proud of my characters. Sure, I knew where the primary characters were heading, but so many times my minor characters stepped up to play roles I never envisioned at the start of this work. As I get to know them better more story arcs open up and my little world expands.

Yes, my characters speak to me. If that makes me crazy, I don’t want to be sane. I would especially like to thank my villains for a level of evil and wickedness I could never have come up with on my own. Malnik saved his own life at the end because, well, he’s just too much fun to write, to kill off…yet. And then there’s Tallon. Wait until you meet this guy.

Anyway, things go well in my life and my alternate universe. I got word that my contract and check for A Requiem for Poseidon will be in the mail within the next two weeks. Still no time frame for publication though. I have submitted Son of Thunder to the RWA Golden Heart contest, and sent out There’s no such thing as Werewolves to a publisher that advertized it was looking for Novellas.

Happy Holidays to everyone who stops by. I look for good things in the New Year.

Steve

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