How are you doing? Is it Fall or Spring where you are? In my neck of the woods, it’s coming up fast on winter. Monday temperatures around 90°F, Tuesday… 53°. It snowed at my daughter’s house, and she only lives about ten minutes away.
Nighttime temperatures got down in the mid-30s, and my zucchini wilted. *I* wilted! I am not a cold-weather fan. At all. Ever. My zucchini straightened up again and—hey, do you happen to need any zucchini??
Last month I talked about the really tight deadline I’ve inadvertently given myself for finishing Crow’s second book. And I’ve gotta tell ya—the writing got off to a really rocky start. Like slugs. Crawling across a salt field. I was beginning to feel like the effort was dooooomed!
I sat down and had a serious talk with myself. I’ve done this before—both the writing and the struggling to write. But I know what works for me, so I sat down and Did the Things.
And guess what? It’s working.
And I’m churning those words out like a (slightly hammered) machine. I also know (from experience) that the more I do it, the easier it gets.
Sailing the High Seas!
My “September Inspiration” revolves entirely around Crow, the main character from my book As the Crow Flies—a book originally intended to be a standalone novel. I’ve had so many emails asking for more! So here we are. Crowing. (Muahaha! I use that word for a lot of Crow-the-character related stuff.)
This is some of the stuff going on in story: Crow’s “foreigner” friend KipKap, the emperor’s bespelled throne, Marketh City, Masni island (in the Rahiya Strait), Basi Serhat’s stronghold, Crow’s fancy new greaves, diamonds?, and … Gates.
You can see more images I’ve collected for inspiration on this Pinterest Board: Crow’s Nest.
And, of course, we’ve got the main characters traveling with us from As the Crow Flies:
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