#ROW80 Check-in: Returning from hiatus

Well, August is over and with it goes the craziness I had while preparing for two shows. The choir production was performed last Saturday and went splendidly, so now I only have Guys and Dolls to prepare for at the end of this month, which means I will hopefully be able to dedicate some more time to writing. A few weeks ago I was whining on my LiveJournal about wanting to write but not having the time, and staring at a blank piece of paper/screen whenever I try.

However, this week I have so far written a little over 1000 words of a short story set within my novel’s universe (some time after the novel’s end, though). I think I might have mentioned in a previous post that I had created a pantheon of gods for one of the countries in my novel and that I now wanted to write about them. Well, that is essentially what I have done, except I have also involved my main characters as well. The two countries in my novel have a bit of a science (Dodgos) vs. religion (Trilvain) thing going on with each other, and I guess this little piece sort of draws on my own views of that debate, namely that the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I haven’t quite finished writing yet, but hopefully over the next few days that will happen… I don’t really know what I’m going to do with it, I guess I will just keep it tucked away until the novel itself is completed.

I’ve also been reading a fair bit lately, though a lot of that has been graphic novels, which are much quicker to get through. I’ve now finally read V For Vendetta (preferred the movie, but I saw the movie first and loved it so much I was always going to be biased) and also the first four volumes of Joe Hill’s Locke and Key series. I’m waiting for my local comic shop to restock Volume 5, since Volume 4 ended on a rather epic cliffhanger. I also reread Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and funnily enough, it seemed a lot shorter than it did when I was ten. I basically finished it over two lunch breaks. I realised Alice is quite a whingey, rude character and didn’t like her much.  Though I suppose if it’s all in her head, she’s allowed to a bit.

Anyway, that about brings you up to date with me. It’s bedtime in my time zone now, so I shall catch up with you all in the morning! Happy Wednesday!

7 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in: Returning from hiatus

  1. Kathrese McKee says:

    Your comments on Alice in Wonderland made me laugh. This is why I can’t love Gone With the Wind; I simply dislike Scarlett so much that she spoils the story for me. I try to relate to her, and then, she does or says something else that puts me off. Sigh. Obnoxious main characters are hard to love.

    Have a great week of writing.


  2. Ruth Nestvold says:

    Yeah on the words! And yeah on the theater life — loved it back in the day. But it totally eats up the creative energy, so don’t expect too much from yourself! The creative brain only has so many resources. 🙂

    Have a great rest of the week!


    • Emily says:

      So true! I think I was stretching myself thin for a while there. Thankfully things have calmed down for a bit now, so I can get back into the writing instead of staring at blank pages while songs from the show run through my head relentlessly! Thanks for stopping by!



  3. KM Huber says:

    Guys and Dolls is a favorite musical of mine. Decades ago, I did some stage crew work and understand how all-encompassing theater is. Congrats on the thousand words and for writing back story for your novel. I think that’s essential. Best to you in the rest of this round.



  4. Nadja Notariani says:

    Having a week of reading is wonderful! I anxiously look forward to curling up with the latest ‘Game Of Thrones’ novel in the very near future. Oy! But first, I’ve got some serious butt-in-chair’ work to accomplish. LOL.
    Thank you for your commnets on my George Martin interview question post. I enjoyed reading your thoughts and observations. Have a great week!


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