Well, I was semi-bad again. I was supposed to write on novella two of The Beast Within trilogy this week, but for the life of me, I could not write anything that did not read like absolute drivel at the end of the day. So, I put it aside to think on it some more, and I returned to my outlining and brainstorming.
I finished filling in two of the family trees for the Dragonstone saga, and I finally finished laying out all the histories for the countries that are involved in the saga.
After I did that for a couple of days, it was Thursday, and I still had nothing that sounded good for The Beast Within novella, so I turned to a different writing project–organization and brainstorming. It helps my brain think when it feels organized. I spread all my cardboard file boxes out in front of me, and I dug and put together future stories, outlined events that needed to happen to characters later in the family tree, and I planned out the final part of the series. Got to have an ending to work towards, don’t we?
After I had gone as far as I could with that, I moved to an entirely different project in a completely different genre. I took all day yesterday to outline the full series of The Fallen. It will be a while before I get around to actually writing them up, but they are ready to go when I get to them.
All in all, it was not the week of writing that I had planned, but I did make considerable progress. Hopefully, my brain will get in gear this week, and I’ll be able to form complete sentences that don’t make Relanka sound like a sniveling child or make Leif seem like a raging lunatic.