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I've had them for a month... but didn't have the time to review all of the edits and do the final rewrite. I stayed up late tonight to finish it - and did.
This chapter kind of closes the door to the recent exposition bits concerning previous events and gets the story ready for the next and final phase of this adventure. It's rough, wild and crazy here-on out.
I've had no writing time to work on anything new, so everything in the pipeline is still where it was last month, incomplete. I hope to work on this next week, RL permitting.
I posted up the new Arc Deco chapter yesterday and saw that it had a weird editing artifact embedded in it, but I've just reedited it and fixed it.
In a surprising spurt of late evening creativity, I have also mostly finished the next chapter too, Chapter 11. It needs about two more pages of content and then it will go off to editing. I've also made partial progress on the next Baleful Sky and I"m Going to Make It All the Way chapters. I'll finish those before I give in to the growing urge to work on a new project.
While rereading Chapter 3 of "I'm going to make it all the way", late last night to mentally refresh myself as to where the story ended, I found several annoying typos (I was writing last year under serious pain drugs) - so I've just completed an edit of this chapter (posting now on SOL) -and- I have written the first three pages of Chapter 4! It won't be posted soon... but it's a start.
I'm having some concentration issues this week, not to mention orthopedic ones, so I can't sit and type for 10+ hours at a time anymore (at least not yet). So, I'm time-slicing this week. As I find bits of time, I'll do one hour on one story, then next another hour on another one. The score so far:
Dragons of the Night Ch.11 - 1 pg
I"m Going to Make It Ch.4 - 3 pgs
Under a Baleful Sky Ch.14 - 4 pgs
Across the River Ch.4 - .2 pg (won't really start it until one of the above is done)
*New* story - 1 pg (same, but outline finished)
Reminder - the new Chapter 10 of Arc Deco is off at editing and should be posted here next weekend.
I just finished it off and have sent it off for the advance readers and editors. I'm hoping to have it back by next weekend and I don't think it will require too many rewrites.
My writing time is extremely limited at present (due to the factors I listed earlier) but I'm splitting time on the next Arc Deco chapter (11), the next Baleful Sky, and tinkering with the notes for my next big story (still untitled). Other things will get attention... eventually.
No... I haven't forgotten about SOL, and all of my various works 'in-progress'!
Recovery from my fourth major orthopedic surgery continues. Already my left shoulder feels better than it has in years, but I'm still very limited right now in what I can or should do. Everything is still connected with screws and supposedly the tendons won't really reattach themselves for a few more months yet. So I'm taking things very slow and being patient... or I'll risk needing a surgery #5.
I'm off of all pain meds now (for the first time in 4+ years), so I can actually think my way around plot lines without being in a constant mental fog, so that's progress too! Working on lots of story notes and I have the first eight pages or so of the next Arc Deco chapter done (but needs a massive rewrite still).
Being partially disabled for the last 4+ years has meant that I've only been able to work part-time, if at all. That (unfortunately) won't change for another 3-6 months, until I'm medically cleared to be able to pick up more than 5 pounds. So, we've relied solely upon my wife's salary - and now she's been laid off!
So, at the moment, scrambling for grocery and mortgage money has been my main priority, and unfortunately not banging out any of the fifty or so stories cluttering my head at the moment. Fortunately, since I've been a packrat for most of my life, I've got plenty of boxes of stuff to throw up on eBay, so that's really helped.
Anyway... hoping to try and finish up that next Arco Deco soonish.
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