RoW80 Check-In: August 31st.

Four pairs of eyes followed his hobbling away, four pairs of eyes that didn’t know what to look at on e the hobbling was over. Then Locke decided simply to glare over Gilferen’s shoulder, and the woman, placing the end of her staff firmly on the ground with a thud, lifted her chin defiantly.

Gilferen cleared his throat. ‘So,’ he offered, ‘come here often?'”

My loose goal for Serpent in a Cage was to be on Chapter Three by this check in; I didn’t quite make it, but I did manage to sit and write for three whole pages last night before bed. I’ve been extremely lazy about motivating myself to get at least that page before bed finished, so I was pleased to have so many, even if it wasn’t finishing out the chapter as I had originally would have liked. I have the skeleton of this particular chapter, but so much of it needs to be changed that it’s still a lot of work. By the end of it, though, our heroes should have learned about Auferrix in her dungeon and will cook up a half-brained idea to go and kidnap her and hold her hostage for moolah. It just feels like it’s taking forever to get there. I hope that’s more because I haven’t dedicated as much time as I should to it and not because the book is dragging and boring.

So, as usual, not much to report on. My recent preoccupation with trying to think of a novel I could knock out in about a month or so has stolen some of the fire under my feet regarding SiaC, but it’s definitely still there. How is everyone else doing? It’s hard to believe tomorrow begins September already, isn’t it?

Either way, my goal is to at least finish Chapter Two today, so I better get working.


  1. I have been spending far too much time thinking about the ‘next novel’. My desire to take part in NaNoWriMo means that I need to not only finish my current first draft, but also spit out an outline for the next one as well BEFORE NOVEMBER – yeah I know, a pipedream! But I am still going to try (not that there is any chance I can write a 90000 word novel in one month but it will be interesting to see how far I get.) I hope you get to the end of chapter 3 soon šŸ™‚

  2. I love getting these little snippets with each check-in. šŸ˜€ I’ve also had NaNo on the brain, trying to figure out if I should try and add 50K to one of my WIPs, or deal with something totally new. I was hit with a new idea just yesterday, but I’m not sure if it’ll be ready for the NaNo treatment by November.

    Decisions, decisions. :p

    Have a great rest of the week!

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