The above is the closest to getting to a theater for the one weekend re-release. No babysitter can be found and I don’t think bringing the 5-year-old to this movie would be a good idea. For him and the other members of the audience. Come to think of it, I don’t even know if I have this movie on DVD.
Anyway, not much happened outside of fatherhood this week. The novels will remain unedited until Tuesday night/Wednesday. School starts Wednesday, so I’ll be tackling the massive editing run at that point. Beginning of a Hero, The Compass Key, and Curse of the Dark Wind were finished prior to the ‘break’. That leaves me with Prodigy of Rainbow Tower, Allure of the Gypsies, Family of the Tri-Rune, Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue, and Merchant of Nevra Coil before I can tackle the 9th book. All of this is cleaning up like removing my earlier habit of repetition and seeing if I can remove some dialogue tags (still trying to master this part). Nothing that will change the plot and characters . . . that headache involves the books I haven’t written. One character has done a major alteration to his/her story, so I have to rethink this. Read The Compass Key and you’ll get an idea of who that is.
Honestly, I just want to get back to work. I was hoping to get stuff done at night, but that never happened. I was always left exhausted and irritated by a few things. I’m hoping things get better when school starts because I still need an hour or two every night when I’m writing new stuff. Not even just the writing, but I haven’t been on the bike since early August. I really hope to get back into a routine.
Goals for the week:
- Get son into school routine.
- Return to the bike.
- Begin the massive editing run.
- Maybe work a bit on a few other ideas if nights continue to be hit and miss. 3 new ideas popped into my head over the last two weeks, so I need to jot them down.
- Make a 1-month update tonight on The Compass Key numbers. Technically, it’s first month will be September 7th. I have a shot of hitting 500 before the end of the weekend without counting the borrows. The best so far in regards to rankings of Top 100 Lists is #57 on the Sword & Sorcery list. So it doesn’t look like this book will beat Family of the Tri-Rune or get into the 20’s. Not unless I’m underestimating September getting a post-summer surge.
That’s really it for the week. A little more rant-y than I expected, but I’m in a mood after these last 2 weeks of non-writing. Hopefully things improve and my demeanor can take an upswing.