Writing days: 1
Brainstorming / Research / Plotting : 18 days
Days baby slept through the night: 5
Salt and Iron by Tam MacNeil
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
As you can see, there was DISASTER on the sleep front, but the new novel’s boiling away nonetheless. The world and characters have fattened up enough so plotting was possible.
This time around, I’ve been trying to imagine where the story might actually go if it were to become a trilogy (whether or not I ever write more than the first book). I’m finding great pleasure in sewing the seeds of future discontent.
But things have been going slower than I’d planned. I’ve only just begun plotting, though my goal was to be done with it before the end of March. We’ll see what April brings! I’m excited to start the writing.