Much less progress to report this week, mostly because my writing time went primarily towards trying to get my submission for January's Elegant Literature contest into some kind of halfway decent shape. That would be less frustrating if the effort was successful, but it was not.
I'm still struggling with how to rewrite the idea I have for January's Elegant Literature contest. I've now tried it as epistolary, as an in-world artifact, and as a traditional narrative, so we'll see what I come up with to try next week.
I have been challenged. Specifically, I have been challenged by my wife to write a funny story involving a wizard who enslaves people with bread. We'll see how I do with Lord of the Levain.
With Blood Magic finished, I am moving onto a new project. The official announcement will come near the end of January, but I'm not waiting until then to start writing.
Although I did not finish Blood Magic in time for last week’s update, that was a matter of barely, because I finished the final five thousand words on Monday.
Is Blood Magic done yet? Well, no. Not quite. I know I said it might happen this week, but that was always an outside chance, as I had quite a bit of story left to write.
As predicted, I did not manage to finish Balancing Act this week, although I did get about three thousand more words written.
Hopefully, you saw the posts we published since the last weekly writing update two weeks ago: we had a re-release for Pifecha, Part One, a post discussing a method of keeping track of terms for smaller projects, a review for The King of Elfland's Daughter, a post discussing Zeno's paradoxes (I definitely recommend you read that one - I forgot, since I wrote the post, how interesting Zeno's paradoxes are - just be prepared for some mental exercise), and a review for Democracy in America.
I said last week that I needed to make sure to be extra productive this week, and I mostly succeeded in that goal.
After the sprint of productivity last week in which I met my self-imposed deadline to finish Balancing Act's first part, along with revisions on Principles (which we released this past Monday), I was hoping for a semi-quiet week with plenty of time to dig into revisions on A Spiritual Journey. That sort of happened.