Yeah, I’m worn out by the angstin’ of Rocky and Dex. 40k into the novel and it’s looking like 90k at least. So for three reasons, I need a break. One, I realized I stumbled when I put Dex and Alex together – but, that’s one of the hazards of the high wire act called “pubbing your first drafts live” 🙂 So now’s a good time to stop and let the wheels turn in my head, let things settle and re-sort.
Two, my sales (and even my borrows) are next to zero, so I NEED a new title out NOW. And at this rate, I can’t be sure I’ll finish R&D before the end of the year. Plunging headlong to the end without doing it right is a short term solution, but I do feel like this could be my best book yet, if I do it right.
Three, Colum and Viggo just feels right, right now. Just did a good outline on that and I’m READY to get back to SMUT for a few weeks 🙂 The goal is to finish and publish by Thanksgiving weekend. Then it’s back to R&D, so bear with me please!
(And I don’t know what I’ll do when I run out of F. Cura as a “Viking” pix – I know, Vikings don’t have horns! But there are very few hot barbarian pix out there and, besides, they’re not Francesco!)