Politics does not stop the work.Â Not much of anything stops the work, short of the flu (avert, avert).Â My best-beloveds know this (which may explain why my best-beloveds are either likewise focused, or really really mellow).
Last night, we crossed the point to 75% funded on “From Whence You Came,” which was the point at which I’d promised I would stop second-guessing and hesitating, and write the hell out of the story the way it’s been asking for.
This morning I wrote another 1200 words, hit a major plot-pivot, and re-evaluated my outline.Â Yeah, we’re looking at 30,000 words minimum, here.Â Maybe closer to 40,000.Â Well, I always knew this wasn’t a “little” story….
That’s what you get for $5.Â For $30, you also get the “origin” story for Wren & Sergei (of the Retrievers books).Â For $75, you get the novella, that short story, and another “origin” story for how Jerzy (of the Vineart War trilogy) ended up a slave.Â Plus other “backer bonuses,” depending on where you come in.
This is all a massive experiment, but – unlike bio class back in high school – an enjoyable one.Â Are we going to make it happen?Â I sure hope so…
Meanwhile, I have gone back to the very rough first draft of the mystery, with a printout and a red pen.Â That’s going to occupy my afternoons, while I write FWYC in the morning.Â My beta readers expect this by New Year’s, and I’m scared enough of them to make it happen.
And the evenings?Â That’s…. a secret.Â For now.Â :-)