Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well Hello There

I know I have been apsolutely AWFUL about posting in the last three months but I am back and hope to get Taliesin running semi consistently again.

What was that? You hadn't noticed I was gone? Well as it happens I had tea with a faun and stayed away for hours and hours . . .

and now i've returned to ramble about what's new in my writing and I have to say I am pretty excited right now because


After 61 pages (or three and a half chapters) of comings and goings and getting to know new characters, explanatory dialogue, setting up plot points, letting more back story trickle in, getting a clearer picture of the dynamic between characters etc. my manuscript is starting to pick up speed again.

There will be blood tonight!

Or heavier action anyways. If those 61 pages are as long to read as they were to write I will have some serious re-writing to do but I'm hoping that since my readers don't already know what is going to happen (hopefully) the slower bit will be suspenseful and mysterious. I'll just have to wait and see.

But for now I can write at last with full force toward the climax! I can see it in sight and I'm already salivating, chomping at the bit, etc. Hopefully I don't rush the ending. This is somewhat new pacing to me since my last manuscript had so many plot lines rolling at once there was always something exciting, dramatic, or both going on somewhere.

But then a good story doesn't have to be exciting and dramatic the whole time. Slow parts are good.

I think.

I hope.

So where are you in your manuscripts? A hard part? Easy part? How do you balance the drama and the needed detail. Please share. The suspense is killing me.

Not that I'm an impatient person or anything.

And here is a good song to write to (or work on other January goals to) today


  1. Yes, I noticed you were gone!!

    I love that feeling of chomping at the bit. I had a few slowish weeks while working my current first draft, but finally hit a good run in the last few days. Like you, I hope the slow writing doesn't mean slow reading too.

    Glad you're back!

  2. Yay! I love that you're excited about your MS. I do love reading it so far, and there is plenty of action! You are masterful with an exciting scene, my dear :).

    I have been taking a break. I really need to get back into it, but right now my MS is in the slow part and it's hard to get excited about it. Not sure what I need right now ... *sigh*.

    1. Don't worry. You'll get back into it eventually. There's no need to rush. And from what I've read nothing too slow yet :)

  3. I'm editing now, so it's all easy. ^_^ All I do is chip away bits that don't look like they should be in my story.

    I think slow bits are good, as long as they don't bore the reader.