I have some very good friends I don't see very often. They're coming to visit this weekend. I've been anticipating it for weeks. Now we're down to the wire and I've realised a few things:
So what do I actually have time for before they arrive?
Good grief. I think I'll be ready--at least ready enough to ignore everything else and enjoy their company.
If I'm quick, I might even get some writing time in before they arrive. I've been working on the sequel to Warrior Pledge. The beginning has been causing no end of problems because I couldn't get the characters motivations right. I spoke to a friend of mine this week and she asked all the hard questions. I've cut the first three chapters and rewritten the new first chapter, that used to be chapter four. The story is much stronger already. Much of what I've cut will probably be dribbled back into the story at various times in different settings. It's good writing; it just wasn't working where it was.
Of course, none of this will happen if I stay here...
E E Montgomery
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