Hello, dreamers. It’s been quite a week.
Last week when I made my Week in Review post, exactly one page of Dawn of the Pioneers (previously titled Rise of the Pioneers) had been written. As of tonight, I’m starting page 20. I’ve made tracks, but there’s still a long way to go. Still, it feels good to be easing back into my regimen, living off caffeine and adrenaline as I lay down thousands of words a night. It may not be particularly good for my mental health in the near future, but as always I’ll cross that bridge when the time comes. Creative exhaustion later. Writing now.
I did a lot this week, so without further ado, here’s what I managed:
Dawn of the Pioneers
I’d say it’s high time my new work-in-progress received top billing in these posts.
This was an incredible week with my new WIP. Not only am I up to roughly 8,000 words, but I have a much better idea of where this story is headed. As it is, I have a much clearer idea of where the coming chapters are going. New characters are popping up, new scenes are built to be explored. This is the good stuff. This is fun.
This weekend, I will likely be taking it a bit easier. I plan to visit with my parents tomorrow, and as such will be indisposed. However, I intend to be back at it on Sunday night. I can’t stay away from Denali for long.
As for my previous work, as of this week I have converted The Pioneers to manuscript format. Normally, once that’s done I stop editing the master file, and all subsequent edits are made to the MS only. However, this time around I have several CPs reading the master file. As such, I plan to continue editing both files at least until the CPs have made it through. This will be frustrating, however: I’ve already found several obvious gaffes over the past few days. Correcting them on both files is tedious.
That’s all for now, dreamers, but there’s more to come. This month has already been a busy one, and I don’t see it letting up anytime soon. Keep reading, and dare to dream. – MK