Here’s how it works, my day – sort of, sometimes – nothing special, just a typical let’s-get-on-with-it morning, excluding most of the boring bits, such as feeding the cats or doing the laundry.
“Wow, it’s going to be a fantastic day.” That’s a good start to any morning.
Stare at computer screen for a couple of minutes.
Check blog stats and respond to any overnight comments, respond to comments to my comments on other blogs. Get distracted with other blogs. Catch up with political points of interest on yet more blogs.
Contemplate the Universe. Agree with it (it’s always a good idea to agree with the Universe).
Feed the cats (Whoops! That slipped in there).
Wonder what I should blog about today? Poke around with some ideas. Conclude that there is nothing much readily available in the Thought and Ideas department. Make it a light one, then. Okay.
Eat something. Blog something. Catch up with other blogs. Check political news again. Chuckle quietly (the bun fight is beginning to get interesting and I’ve been following it for awhile now. It’s good to see the blinkers coming off in the general public).
Right. To work, then.
Focus on writing. Think about Va’el. How the heck am I going to get him to go to Zumaridi, especially when it’s very important for him to remain highly visible to his esteemed father. He wants recognition and promotion, no way he’s going to take a hike across the galaxy and visit the Terran Sector unless there’s a damn good reason…
Maybe he gets the recognition first. Perhaps Aleisha can help, too. I have to give her something to do. She’s not really going to be useful until book 4, but she may as well do something in book 3. This should be easy. She’s a psychic, so she can see something. Either something Va’el wants, or something Sevi sees as useful. Hmmm…
Va’el… At this point I can pretty well do anything I want with him. He’s basically filling in time until he grows up, but he does have to feature. I’ve actually got his thread worked out, where it goes, what happens to him and how I manage to get a change happening in his attitude, but there are still some things to work out. For instance, I do know what Aleisha will see that will trigger the trip to Zumaridi, but not yet Sevi’s or Va’el’s interpretation of it. The Why is still missing.
What about Sedarra? I know how Sedarra’s thread goes, too, this one is part of the main plot, but deciding on exactly how it starts is proving elusive. It shouldn’t be that hard. I’ve written four different introductions, but haven’t pegged it yet. Best solution there is just to keep going, then see which one works best along everything that comes afterwards. Sounds fair.
Check blog and blogs.
Notice that time is flying by and, apart from a blog post, I haven’t actually written anything yet.
“Sevi, talk to me already. What do you really feel about Va’el?”
Toy with the fun idea of Va’el, grabbed by the ankles, getting bounced on his head a couple of times. Hmmm… given who that sod is, Sevi probably won’t get away with that. Even if she did, the lad is going to grow up and he will remember past slights.
…How necessary is he anyway? Maybe she could shoot him.
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Oh well, I’d best get on. It’s no good just daydreaming, I have a Universe to create and a galaxy to do mysterious things in. Could be fun.
Have a great day/evening everyone.