No, I’m not talking about December 2012 – and I don’t believe in it either – I mean Medusa, the end is finally in sight! The cut off date is 31st July 2012 for submissions, and I finished rewriting it last night. Which means, that instead of my usual month to let things settle before I edit, I have 6 days.
Yikes 6 DAYS!
Can I do it? Yes I can!
Funnily enough I have enjoyed rewriting this story and started plotting for my fairy story as well, until I had a well meaning friend tell me not to do the fairy story, which threw me a little. Perhaps I need to reassess the storyline? I don’t know, but I don’t want to put details on here in case someone steals the idea, but if anyone wants to know, comment and I will email you the storyline.
Back to Medusa.
It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride, and I suspect that the story drags in places, the ending has taken a while to write and strangely enough there are about 3 climaxes before the final one, which needs a little bit of work, but I think I have it.
The romance is there, but not the burning smouldering looks, the burning desire, but I guess I can work on that too.
Next month is the End is Nigh Challenge over at KiwiWriters, which I have offered to host. And while I have several projects on the go, I am not sure which one I want to work on. There is the Ice Planet, Tobias and Arabella (aka Bloody Gothic Novel) and Of Kings Queens & Noblemen (aka KQ&N) – I want to work on all of them, so perhaps I will use my 20 hours to flick between the three of them. I wouldn’t mind getting the T&A one finished off to get it out to beta readers. I guess we will see what happens during August.
Update on the depression – I have learned several new things this past week. Restless Legs and Depression go hand in hand, and now I am on mild Parkinson’s medication to keep that under control at night. The other thing I learnt was my short term memory is gone. We had a Non Violent Physical Crisis Intervention course at the school recently and there was a test at the end of it. I couldn’t remember a single thing from the theory. Not good considering I want to start studying again next year. Just might be a case of seeing how things go once I get off the medication (will fix the restless legs and the short term memory thing).
So this week the plan is to finish editing Medusa (Medusa’s Garden or Medusa and Perseus – would appreciate thoughts on the title) and get it away by next Monday.
Eeeek! I’m about to submit my first story! AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHH