Maybe I’ll turn the Throne around and write staring at my library or some Thomas Kincaid paintings. Who knows, maybe I’ll be more productive without the distracting inspiration and happiness that comes from viewing nature from my writing room window.
After some warm up writing, I did a little re-writing of the Grange scene, which I think is a bit more dramatic now. (It didn’t make sense for Jael to be passively doing nothing while Jacob was fighting. Now she’s actively doing nothing. Big improvement.) I started on the return trip back, from Jael’s POV again and got up to the appearance of Abrax. <rubbing hands together> This is going to be good. It’s a rough draft and needs more polishing and grace notes, of course, but it’s flowing again.
Ugh. After December, I’m glad to feel that again. More re-writes coming, including an edit to chapter 2 to allow it to fit within the Clarion West application guidelines, but I’m excited to get back to work.