9/2015 Back to the Manuscript
Working on book two of the trilogy and have 100 plus pages done as well as a pretty good working outline. Also have a lot of additional scenes roughed out that are not as yet incorporated, so overall book two is about half done to the completion of a reasonably clean first draft. Out of necessity, I am doing a little work on book three too, as all three books fold into each other to make the trilogy work. A reader should be able to read any of the three first and then read the others.
Most days the writing is fun but occasionally it is more mechanical arrangement than creative process and while I like that too, the creativity part is obviously my favorite. A good writer has to be able to do both and do them well, among about a thousand other things. Back to the manuscript.