This morning it is raining. Good, proper rain (though it seems to have stopped for now), which we haven’t experienced in Perth for a very long time. There’s a chance of a thunderstorm today, too, which I hope pans out.
(And we pause for a moment while my kid decides that the back of my laptop is tasty. Well, Mummy, it has an apple on it!)
I got actual proper sleep last night – seven solid hours. Here’s hoping that the current bout of teething is over, so I can catch up on sleep a little. The kid woke up earlyish at 6:30am, but that’s entirely doable when I’ve had actual sleep.
Yesterday, as you will have seen, I spent a lot of time printing out the last draft of The White Raven, along with my character sketches and story outline. I started working on inputting my character sketches into a fresh Scrivener document yesterday and will continue to keep working on that today. Then, I read through the last draft and see if I can get a working outline. I’m going to be ripping out the guts of this draft, which is something I really enjoy. If I could employ someone else to write my first drafts, I’d be happy, I think. But we all have stages of writing that we don’t like.
Reading yesterday: I finished Sue Isle’s Nightsiders, the first of Twelfth Planet Press’s Twelve Planets books. Enjoyed it thoroughly, and now I also want to work on my dystopic Perth book. I’ll be starting Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Love and Romanpunk today, which I am looking forward to greatly.
More Game of Thrones last night, which I am still enjoying enormously. Giving serious thought to reading the books at the same pace as the show. I have read the first two books in the series, but it was long enough ago that I’ve forgotten the details now. And I have to give mention to the latest episode of Doctor Who, which is up there with my favourite episodes of all time. How can you go wrong with Neil Gaiman and Doctor Who.
Mirrored from Stephanie Gunn.