Happy Tuesday, Aledans! This week we’re switching Science Tuesday and Update Thursday because I have three weeks worth of science emails to get through. Thursday’s going to be a quick and dirty headlines-only version of Science Tuesday, so be prepared.
As you saw on Sunday, I’m officially back from my internet hiatus. Not that I stayed offline for that entire period – I did check Twitter and G+ nearly every day, but I didn’t feel the need to reply or RT every little thing that I found interesting, which was kind of nice. It’s exhausting to feel like you need to keep on top of what everyone else is doing.
Basically this entire year has been exhausting. I’ve had a rough six months, and a large part of that has been query rejections. Or worse, the no-response (even from agents who say they respond). The first query I sent out was the only one to get a positive reply, and six months of hearing only “no” is really wearing on me. I know Nameless isn’t high concept, and I’m starting to feel like that might be the issue. Apollo isn’t high concept either, which puts my interest level in finishing the edit transcription at about negative eleventy-thousand. Book of Souls is high concept, but I honestly just want to work on Pike’s Revenge and FE3 (and Sipi’s novella, and Ian’s prequel). When I’m in a writerly funk I just want to go home, and Fie Eoin is home to me.
I spent the last couple weeks in Fie Eoin, re-storylining Sipi’s novella and finally storylining the continuation of Aleda’s Story. I had to change some things in the original, so I’ll be taking it down and editing it so I can re-post it on the blog and then continue on with the Children of Mountain. I plan to put up the beginning of Aleda’s Story this Friday. That will last twelve weeks, and then I’ll start putting up the continuation of the story about the Changelings, called “Faye and Tarrin”. I know some of you have been waiting for over two years for the continuation, so I hope you enjoy it.
And now I’ll leave you with an emergency kitten that makes me laugh every time I see it:
See you Thursday 🙂