12/6/2017 → Wednesday Skype & Write Monthly Meeting
This was our monthly meeting, so we Skyped and we talked.
We’ve settled on a blog schedule for next year. You can expect monthly blogs from us as follows:
As it is the end of the year, we will be writing some, but we are also spending this month looking at our 2017 goals, our progress over the year, and discussing why we were able to meet some goals and not others. At our January meeting, we will be setting goals for 2018 as well as some hard deadlines. We are all ready to wrap the first trilogy and get started on the second. So many ideas and plotlines and characters in the air, just waiting for their chance to be onstage!
Finally, we did a bit more worldbuilding last night. We had some deep and interesting discussions about inter-species relationships and how they would be accepted in the different communities of orthos, witches, and the various supernaturals. I won’t divulge details, but I will tease and say that these discussions will have an impact on the next trilogy!
Sid will have the November blog ready soon, she promises! It’s late, and she’s very upset and embarrassed, but this end-of-year has been really tough on all three of us due to loss of loved ones, illness, unexpected hardships, and just, well, life.
Mickie is still trying to decipher Scrivener and get Charlie’s Web loaded so she can lay it out and see where her narrative holes are. Hopefully, she’ll get a handle on it soon, and get a copy of the manuscript to James and Sid for edit and critique.
James has been hit hard with an illness. Sid and Mickie are encouraging him to take it easy, especially as Jasper’s Song is complete, but he’s got his high-fantasy epic, Even a Wizard, to punch into shape for submission. He says it’s going well, and claims that he is taking it easy (he probably is, for him, which isn’t all that easy by other standards!).
And that’s all the news. See you next week!