Mostly, this is a post to let you all know that I'm going away tomorrow, and won't be returning until Sunday after lunch. So you probably won't hear from me until some time next week.
Secondarily, this is a post to complain about the painfulness of climaxes. Though whether or not it's the fact that these chapters are the climax that is the problem, or whether it's something else...
No, no, upon reflection I think it might be that it's the climax. See, climaxes have to be right-er than the rest of the book, because really, they're the whole point of it.
At least, that's what my stubborn muse is stubbornly protesting \:|
Lastly, this is a post about short-term plans. I will, I will, I WILL have TBAEO finished by the end of the month - some lovely people (read: suckers) have offered me bookcrits if I do - so I can start The Black Gates in Feb.
So this week, while I'm away, I want a scene from TBAEO done, and the beginnings of an outline for BG. Not too much to ask, really, given I'll have no internet. Oh, did I mention I'm going to summer camp for 10-17 year olds, where I'm one of two counselors for the 17-year-old girls? 60 kids total, four full days and two part days, activities all day, programs at night... Oh yeah, I'll be abounding in time to write. Right?
~Inky, the Hopeful One
PS I'm officially no longer labeling posts about Messiah and/or The Black Gates with the 'Search' label. Just in case you wondered.