Up early this morning, still dark when I woke up, but light came about 6:30. From the bathroom window, could see the halo of sky, a pink glow over the edge of the roof of the apartment building across the way, patches of cumulus, ragged cotton glowing pink, the sky a milky-gray, blue here and there.
Going to Jean’s for writer’s group this morning, but have nothing to read.
Raeve is the only place a story like A Lamentation of Swans can happen. The place and the story grow out of each other. Something for me to remember when I write. Raeve the country is also a character.
Been meaning to post January’s progress and February’s objectives. So, here they are:
Write new scenes for A Lamentation of Swans.
–At 8575 words of new writing.
Begin reading first non-fiction book re: one non-fiction book a quarter.
–At Chapter 5 of The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, by Robert Asprey.
Begin research on the Georgian novel. Read Boxiana.
–Reading Boxiana. Began biographical notes on main character.
Build a picture book of A Lamentation of Swans
–working on Swanology.
Go through materials–old manuscripts and notes–and organize. Toss duplicate mss. –Done.
Pick one other story and work on it daily.
–Developing A Geometry of Vapor.
So things are in motion.
1. Continue building Swanology.
2. 3 new scenes for A Lamentation of Swans.
3. Work on A Geometry of Vapor.
4. Finish Chapter 5 of Bonaparte bio.
5. Write new scene for Face From Kanadrios.
6. Read another chapter of Boxiana, research for Georgian novel.
I’ve started a livejournal, mirroring some of the posts here, but not sure if I’ll keep it. Not even sure why I’ve started one, just that I read a number of them, and in order to comment you have to be a member.