After losing out two whole days to that dreaded thing called “Real Life,” I got stuck back into the fantasy novel today. I’m still reworking what was already there, and I think I'm having far too much fun with it. What do I mean? Well, just little things, like I've introduced a meddling, mischevious spirit guide for my hero, just to stir up trouble for him and his object of lust (the heroine.) Naughty me. I’d written well over a third of it, and as I mentioned before it needed updated. I’m about done with that, so things will start moving much quicker shortly, but I came to the last older bit today and I thought “you could do that so much better now” so I deleted the whole chapter. Sounds hard? It gets easier, believe me. I understand better now what makes a novel more dynamic, and how to achieve it. On the one hand, I'm impressed I’ve learnt something, on the other I wish I’d known it back then ;) Learning, always learning.
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In outside world news, this latest danger and chaos on flights makes my heart sink. Long haul travelling is a big deal for me anyway, but the potential long-term implications weighed heavy on me. Sad days. On that note, I hope everyone who calls by here is safe. It makes us step back and be glad of what we have. Hugs, all!