…but no such luck. If anything, I’m even busier than I was last year. There’s a big audit next week that I’m the sole escort for. I’ve got new management, new responsibilities, new projects in addition to my old projects. The husband and I are working on home improvements (a hot tub!!! *excited cheering*) that mean we have to rework part of the yard, do a lot of landscaping and then get an electrician in.
Plus I have a new book eating my brain. I believe I mentioned it last week. I’d done an assignment for a writing class I’m taking and the story start took off? Yeah, it’s still blasting onwards and dragging me with it. I’m 35,000 words into the story and I’m either just halfway or heading towards the dramatic conclusion. Pretty sure I’m halfway. This story has had so many twists already that I’m fairly confident that the apparent source of the blood worms eating people’s brains (literally) isn’t going to be the obvious source. Which means more chaos, more action, more investigation and probably a desperate battle to keep the blood worms adult form (they’re larvae) from destroying the Earth.
Man, I’m having fun with this story! Totally written into the dark so I’m getting the fun of reading it while I’m writing it. Just an utter blast! XD
That said, I did get another short story published last week. Too busy to get the Now Available post up yesterday. I’ll do my best to get that tonight. Plus I have a new novel ready to upload tomorrow. It’s the latest Matriarchies of Muirin romance novel, Following the Beacon, and we get to watch Gwen try and romance Nolan, her future husband. Much fun writing that one, too, so I’m looking forward to releasing it at last.
So yeah, all that to say that nope, yet again there is no official Worldbuilding Wednesday. Instead I’ll leave you with questions to ask yourself when you’re plotting / writing into the dark?
Can I throw this character out the window? Will it make the story more exiting? Will it make things dramatically worse for my POV character? If yes, do it. If not, find something worse to do to that character so that your POV character has to gasp and struggle and scramble.
(And yes, just Monday I threw a character out a window in a skyscraper just like this. It was awesome!)
Have a great week everyone–hope your writing and life goes well!