There’s an interesting balance I always have to strike between doing something because I have something I want to accomplish, and doing something because the something, in and of itself, is a lot of fun. I get up at 5am every morning and travel into London because if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. I play video games for hours at a stretch some weekends because I take joy in the act itself.
Writing always seems to fall somewhere between those two things.
I’ve been having a great time with the writing this week, as it seems that the creative spark finally hit me again and I’ve been sitting down and creating the first pages of the sequel to “Knight of the Flame”. It’s not a question of needing to get it done. I’m writing because I MUST write. It’s a great place to be, and the end-result is that I’ve got two drafts’ worth of both a prologue and a first chapter done now.
KotF itself, well, that’s actually in the same spot it was before. The cover’s taking longer than I like, and I’m slowly working out the audiobook version (very slowly, I might add). What’s turning out to be interesting about the little recording sessions I’m having is that every once in awhile I find myself tripping over little words and phrases. When I look back at the problem areas, I end up doing just one more draft of that paragraph. Dammit, I thought I was done with this.
I guess it’s about time I set up a page for the book on this site, isn’t it?