14 February 2009 - 6:09 pm

Sanity, check?

Not such a productive day today. I’m a bit burned out after this week.

Last night was my writing group meeting. Great fun, as always! I had 16 people turn up – I think that’s the biggest turnout yet! I had forgotten what it was like to have so many people to handle. I enjoyed it, though, and got some good feedback on the piece I had turned in. Big group of us went to dinner afterwards – it’s good to get to know my writers more!

Today I struggled to get the AB posts up. I decided that I had a better idea for how today’s posts should go, so I wound up rewriting them. Which means that I also need to rewrite tomorrow’s, and probably Monday’s. Ahhhh.

I’ve got one of tomorrow’s posts sorted out. That should give me enough time to get the rest up and sorted. I think I’m going to call it a day for post-writing, as my head really isn’t in the right space. I know what I want to do with it, and I don’t want to ruin the momentum and feel of it because I was tired when I wrote it.

I managed to get the Chronology page up today, though, so that those new to the blog can see what comes where. Hopefully that’ll be useful. Almost come to the end of the Family section now. I have the name of the next one in mind; hopefully that’ll kick things up a notch, too. Not that the blog is lacking in excitement, I think (and hope!).

Today I got to the first marker on my pinboard for AB’s plot. Huzzah! I have been trying not to rush to the plot-markers I have already planned out, letting the story take its own path there. I didn’t want to rush past other things on the way, but tried to keep up the momentum at the same time. Two months in and we’re only just getting to the start of the stuff I’ve had in mind since we started this adventure – my goal of keeping it going for a full year is seeming possible at the moment. 

The next marker is much closer than 2 months away, though. Going to be time to throw some more (different) complications at them soon. Ahahahaha.

The Two Sentence Story competition for this week ends tomorrow. I’m curious to see what happens! My first entry is still doing well – it was in third place the last time I checked. Cross your fingers for me, or better yet, go give me lots of pretty stars! 😉

My aunt is coming over from NZ tomorrow. Have to get more AB written and scheduled. It is entirely possible that my head might explode.

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  1. Steph! :D says:


    Today me and my friend were talking about AB and the ages of the characters came up. Such as she thought Ben was either Faith’s age or Dillions age. And I thought he was much older. And neither of us know exactly what Dillions age is ( we think something like 14-ish)

    So I was wondering if you could add the ages of all the main characters in Faiths group into one of your author blog posts?

    Thanks, and were both really enjoying reading it! Your an awesome writer! 😀


    February 14th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

  2. Mel says:

    Thank you! I’m glad you and your friend are enjoying it! 😀

    Hmm, I can put up a Cast List page, that lists all of Faith’s group and their basic stats. For the record, Ben is (was) a professional fireman, so he’s mid-20s (a little older than Faith), and Dillon is 13. Hope that helps!

    February 14th, 2009 at 8:28 pm