Well, I’ve started off the new year fairly well, I think. I’ve gotten my website redesigned, and I’ve gone for fun rather than ‘professional’. (More on that later.) I’ve also added an Editorial Services page to the site, something I should’ve done a long time ago. I mean, I’ve got the skills and the education; I really should be using them.
Now, I’m working on the first revision of The Journey of Gwennyth Grimsbane. Finishing this one is going to take longer than I’d thought because my brilliant self added another character into the mix. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it means rewriting more scenes. I think, in the end, it’ll be a better story for it.
I’m a little torn on Gwennyth herself, though. She’s a strong and intelligent wizard, but she’s also super whiny. She doesn’t seem to want to step up the way I’d like her to, and I’m about to the point of giving her something to really cry about. You’d think with all she has to go through that it would dawn on her to suck it up, but she just can’t seem to get there. It’s funny, sometimes, how the characters take on a life of their own, and there’s nothing the author can do about it. Grrrr.
Vonner, on the other hand, is coming along nicely. He still has his whiny moments, but he’s growing up. I’m kind of proud of him.
There’s the potential here for this story to be at least two books, but I haven’t decided if I want to go that route or if I would rather use the information in another book. I would like all of my books to be connected in some way, for it to be a cohesive story across the age groups. That may be a bit ambitious, though.
We’ll see what happens.