For reasons now lost to common sense, I decided a little while back to draft Bit #2 of The Ambivalence Chronicles for Camp NaNoWriMo this April. Unfortunately this so-called idea came with a couple of minor drawbacks:
(1) I had completely forgotten what passed for an ending to Bit #1 when I drafted it last summer; and
(2) I couldn’t remember if or how I ended Bit #1 when I wrote it last year.
I know that may sound like only one reason, but it turned out to be significant enough to mention it twice. In fact, trying to figure out where the story was – and where it needed to go next – was such a stumbling block I wasted the whole first week of April on the day job. I know, right?
Anyway, it’s up and running – well, hobbling like a 3 legged donkey doped up on Kalms – and already I’m procrastinating, not least by writing this blog post.
Then I realised that I was collecting various pictures and bits and pieces of reference material all over the place – bookmarked websites, photos in random folders on my PC or, in especially sensible moments, in the appropriate Scrivener file.
So yesterday, in a moment of extreme procrastination, I decided to start compiling them onto a Pinterest board, at the moment just for my own reference purposes; obviously when I become famous and best-selling, people will flock to see how the Chronicles came together.
On which note, it has just occurred to me that I should compile one for Countless as the Stars, the typo edit of which is now just a couple of chapters short of the end, so hopefully that will be heading to ebook readers everywhere some time after Camp NaNo.
Here, we reached the end of Re-Dwarf Series 3 just in time to rest it for Camp NaNo – blogging my be a little sparse from here until the end of April as I try and get Bit #2 – working title Nineteen Eighty-Two, but I have a strong suspicion that will change any time now – into shape.
It will, as is the nature of NaNo writing, take a few days for the start of the story to show itself, and then for the actual story itself hopefully to take shape and, maybe, even give itself a title.