Time off to write: three days away

Well, I did get some writing done from my few days away to write! However, I also got minorly sidetracked by family…which isn’t exactly a problem, but did mean I didn’t get as much done as I wanted.

I didn’t get any of Empty Skies (Book 5 of Greensky) finished. However, I did get two chapters of Desert Sands (Book 6) written and another two plotted, Heights & Horizons (Book 7) is now only two chapters from completion, and Golden Trust (Book 8) is plotted. I had to book-hop but I got about 10,000 words written over the three days – not bad!

Heights and Horizons was my NaNo novel last year, and I managed to write half of it then. In the second half, I get to bring old characters back, but also get to introduce some new ones. I’ve stalled on chapter 10 as I’m introducing a new one, and I’m still debating what form she’s going to take. It’s one of my favourite things with writing – what’s her background? What’s her story? Why does she volunteer (or is she sent?) on the assignment that she’s on? Why is she walking through the woods, trying to map the world?

I didn’t get anything else done on my ‘day off’, but if I can kick the cats off my windowsill tomorrow, I want to do some more writing while the boys are destroying the car again. So here’s hoping to more progress!

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at writingandcoe.co.uk. When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.