I had a really productive start to the week, finishing the bones of the sequel to the Merciful Dark, which is going to be called “The Falling Dark”. Unfortunately everything is not going so well for Lily – she gets what she wants but at what price? I feel sort of mean, making a character go through all this stuff, but not being Alexander McCall Smith, I can’t write lovely stories about nice people and make it interesting! I seriously don’t know how he does it.
The latter part of the week was much less productive on the writing front, though I did clean out and rearrange my pantry. I’ve also bought CHRISTMAS decorations, even though it’s only OCTOBER. I’m starting to worry myself. At this rate I’ll be vaccuming the grass for fun in a month (rather than to clean the broken glass up as I did a few weeks ago). Today I have the choice between writing or repainting a chest of drawers or going to Bunnings and shopping for hardware I don’t need. Hmm…procrastination is becoming a form of art.
To spice things up and see if anyone is reading: if you’d like a character named after you in the next book, or want to pitch a character, let me know in the comments section and I’ll see what I can do!