Here it is, early on Superbowl Sunday. A few of my friends have invited themselves over for the game (no, I did not see that coming…) so my day is going to be a little different than I envisioned.
I’d planned to do some writing – I actually got some draft words down for a short story tentatively called “The Day of Choosing.” It’s about the protagonist of “Fireheart,” back when she was 13, on the day she is chosen as the heir to the Rassan throne. It takes place over about 18 hours, and gives some insight into her character and impulses, I’m just planning to post it on a tab in the blog. It’s really just an introduction to the character.
A while back I found out that I really liked Amish fiction. While I was at work teaching math yesterday, I had a flash of an idea for a new story in that genre, a contemporary piece, nothing that I ever thought I would presume to write. It will take research, but it’s really calling to me, even this morning. I’m going to try to get some basic information down in Scrivener. We’ll see what happens.
On the downside this week, I’m having a problem with another one of my blogs. It’s here at WordPress, and it’s called Statesmen Not Politicians. I’ve been wondering why I never get any responses or hits or anything. I got discouraged, and just let it sit for a while. Given the purpose of the blog, I’d like to pick it up again. Several of my friends said they couldn’t find it. I don’t know how it became invisible – my settings have it as public. Has anyone ever come across this before? I sent an email to WordPress, but I haven’t heard back. Ah, another interesting thing on my list.
My goals for this round really just include planning and worldbuilding due to my having two jobs. I realized that in the Witches and Weres series, there’s not a lot of world building – it takes place here, just with “extras.” The best I can do for that is define those extras and maybe make up some history/rules about the weres. In the world building for Rassa, I’m going to use Patricia Wrede’s world building questions. I think those cover everything that I could possibly imagine.
I’m off to finish laundry and do a bit of cleaning before people come over. Have a great Superbowl (for those who enjoy that sort of thing – Go Broncos!!), enjoy the commercials and the food, and I’ll see y’all on Wednesday.