With writing books, I’m always looking ahead. Big Cat Magic is a Halloween story. I just finished writing the Highland Wolf Christmas story. Not sure on Roxie’s story, but it will be set during some season next year. So it helps me to get in the mood by creating arts that evoke more of that time frame. Besides, I want to enjoy seeing something other than heat and more heat!
I was watching a story where they were having a terrifically wild thunderstorm, and enjoying it, while checking on our own weather report where it said we might get some storms. I captured pictures of the huge thunderheads, heard the thunder, but alas, NO RAIN.
I managed to get about 160 more pages proofed on Highland Wolf. I have about 90 left to proof. Little one is here, so I might not get much done today, but hope to get the rest done on Tuesday. Then it’s back to Big Cat Magic and trying to finish that up.
I have a routine. Check emails, blog, take the dogs out, feed them, take them out, do a million other things, then write.
Yesterday, I jumped into doing edits on the story. Did I tell you I received edits for another book? Sheesh. So I wanted to get some more done on this before I go back into another book. By the time I thought of blogging, it was way past time to do anything about it.
So today I spent 2 hours working on the garden, pulling up grass and weeds. With 100 degree days, I have to get it done. Early. It already feels like a sweaty 87 degrees at 8 am. Hot.
But I got a lot done, so now it’s time to get back to edits. Added 2,000 words yesterday, but need to tie the story together better. Not sure what to do to do it, but thinking on it. In the meantime, I continue to edit it because I can’t just sit around and think. I don’t have time.
I’m still working on Woodland Fae, getting closer to word count and I was messing around with a witch’s picture for Halloween, but then I fell in love with it and thought, what if I made a short story to go with it? How about a novella? So what does a jaguar shifter do when she wants to go to a Halloween party without her over-protective brother? She turns him into her familiar when he arrives home unexpectedly. Of course, we normally think of something like a little black cat. Not in the world of jaguars. See how stories get started?
Anyway, I won’t have it finished in time for Halloween, but from what my fans say, any time of year is good for any kind of seasonal story. And that works for me.
The problem is in the middle of the night, I was seeing both the fae’s story continuing to develop in my mind, and the jaguar one. I was too tired to write them down, but I’m going to try and remember what it was I “saw” before it’s too late.
It’s cold this morning and I finished a bear order and wrote 3,000 words yesterday, see if I can do as much today! So I need to ship the bear to Australia, and get some groceries and then it’s back to WRITING.