*Watches tumbleweeds drift across her site*
Well, so much for my goal of updating my blog twice a week. Epic fail on my part. I should really edit my home page since it erroneously claims I post regularly. Whoops.
At any rate, here’s where I’m at in regards to writing:
My WIP from NaNo remains unfinished. The ending–or lack thereof–has me stymied. I would like to finish the story at some point, but of course then it would still need massive revising.
However. Yesterday I signed up for Holly Lisle’s How to Think Sideways course. I’m hoping it’ll help jump start the WIP, but also to really develop my idea from my ’04 NaNo. Honestly the ’04 NaNo idea is what I have the most faith in–or rather I have the most faith in the characters behind it. But it’s complicated, and I never did quite manage to get my head around the true story. Various iterations ( I should drop in the main character’s mentor figure and he should be evil; I should drop in the main character’s mentor figure and he should be a typical, kindly mentor–the main nemesis should be this organization that was upset when the world didn’t end after all; it should be from the POV of the original main character’s daughter, and it should be twenty years later than the original setting the main character shouldn’t be a POV character and instead I should do something more like The Great Gatsby where it’s from the POV of a “secondary” character;) have cropped up, but none of them truly feels right. At least not yet.
Yes, I’m aware that I’m being very vague about this, but that’s because everything regarding this idea has become so amorphous I hate to detail much of it. Though truthfully I don’t feel I could possibly muddy the waters anymore than I already have. So yeah. Hoping Think Sideways will help.
And here’s where I’m at regarding house-hunting: House–townhome, more accurately–has been hunted and found. I made an offer and the sellers accepted. I had it inspected, and the sellers are supposed to resolve the various issues. I am currently waiting on the appraisal, which my lender is responsible for setting up. If there are no hiccups from the appraisal (i.e., no cries of “Idiot, you offered way more than that place is actually worth!) then everything should tie up nicely for me to close on April 21. It is this happy thought, and that of relocating, that prevents me from trudging outside to throw a brick through the window of my upstairs and/or downstairs neighbor when their music (DS neighbor) or stomping/altercations with 6-year-old son (US neighbor) wakes me up at 2 or 4 in the morning.
Well, that happy thought and also the knowledge that I would have to pay to repair the window. And that I don’t happen to have any bricks in my apartment. The next best thing to throw would be my tool box, but that I need that. I must take apart my build-a-couch somehow.