Heat and not sleeping well has made me drowsy. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been doing walks in the humidity (errands) and stay in a hot part of the house to get work done. What work? Well, I’m just cranking out characters for a story that I’ll write next month entitled ‘Crossing Bedlam’. Probably have 12-13 more characters to design and then a simple outline. This is my ‘exiled from the house’ project. It also means I haven’t touched the editing I planned on touching.
In fact, I found that there are a lot of things I haven’t been doing. A big one is that I never made good on my plan to do a monthly TWUBS chat. It simply fell apart when my weekends and nights got chaotic. Various trips, gatherings, and a nightly battle with the kid to put him to bed made it that I wasn’t freeing myself up until 8:30-9 PM. I did try a midday one once, but that didn’t go very well. Only 1-3 people showed up and I kept losing the connection or having to handle a phone call. This might be moved to ‘special event’ status.
I’m also looking at how I need to schedule some posts for August and I just can’t get myself to do it. I have a few topics to use, but I kind of feel like I’m going through the motions at this point. People ask me the same questions, I’ve covered so much in the past, spoilers are a high risk when it comes to anything book related, and so many other stumbling blocks. Still, I will hopefully have a new book coming out that month and I need to do something. Just not sure what. There’s always the idea of doing a month of character bios and interviews. 13 posting days, so I can cover 13 characters. A challenge there is that some of the characters may cause some people to ask spoiler questions. So I might leave some out for now. The list I have is:
- Luke Callindor, Nyx, Sari, Timoran Wrath, Delvin Cunningham, Dariana, Fizzle, Kira Grasdon, Stephen, Trinity, Aedyn Karwyn, Yola Biggs, and the Lich.
I might phase out one or two for others since their previous outings haven’t netted any responses. Just not sure who to put in there. The problem is that I constantly have people requesting a character to be highlighted and then the post gets no reaction. Not even from those that made the request. Again, I’m not sure how to tackle this in a way that I haven’t before. Maybe I’ll make a post that asks people to leave questions for the characters to answer in their posts. So it’ll be a pre-written interview instead of a live one.
Only other update is that . . . well, I found I can’t go into that in a public forum. Again, I’ve learned that certain people are watching this blog and react in the real world when I write something that they don’t like. I might add this part into the Saturday thing, but right now I have a bit too much to do to deal with drama. It’s very debilitating and inescapable, which sucks. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s hurt me a bit here because I can’t really do the personal stories. Caught a little flack for the fireworks tale and I’ve been told that certain people aren’t happy when I post pictures of my son. So my hands are kind of tied in this arena.
Anyway, that’s the skinny and now I should stop putzing around. Need to create a fun character for the story. Just having trouble picking a hat for this female British warlord that wants to turn a city into a ‘civilized’ place. Forget the fact that she has a lethal temper and one of her first actions is to shoot a guy for making a bad cup of tea. 🙂