I’m halfway through my vacation and enjoying it thoroughly. I have made progress on the two stories I wanted to and I’ve gotten Stephanie’s afghan down to a row and half left. For the rest of the week I’m hoping to add more to my writing time and finish off her afghan.
I also have been struggling with sleep. Not that I can’t sleep but that I’m sleeping odd hours. I know that may not be a problem for most people – it is all part of being on vacation right? Well for me when I get out of habit on my sleep I struggle with getting back into cycle. The rest of the week I’m going to try to go to bed about midnight (instead of 2 am) and get up by 7 – 8 in the morning. That way when I go back to work next week, I can at least be close to what a normal schedule should be.
I was struggling with my one story. I’m at a point where there needs to be a lot of battling and fight scenes except I don’t want the book to be all about the battles. I want it to be a mixture of battles and struggle with peaceful negotiations. This is hard to describe without going into lengthy detail about the story. I was stuck in this spot where one of the main characters was in yet another battle but I didn’t want it to be a battle. I was struggling with what to do with the scene and the character. What he is doing is vital to the story so I can’t pull him out of the situation. Being the all seeing author, I introduced a new character who changed the way the scene played out. It worked out well. Now I just have to do a couple more chapters to somewhat conclude this leg and go back to one of the other main characters who is busy doing more diplomatic things. Progress and a solution – I say that is a good day of writing!