Workblog for the week, part the third.

Another week, another blog totting up my work for the week. Frankly, been a lousy week for me. Consistently been getting started late. But, also consistently been getting work in on the novel, so it’s not all bad. (I could blame the character I’m writing – I switched viewpoint characters around the start of the week, to boot.) Also I’m still in my first plot bullet point, and based on that, and the rest of my outline, this thing could end up being 700 000 words long. Which is, frankly, kind of scary. Unlikely, but scary.

In non-novel news, I’ve been doing a little work on the side writing smutty comic scripts and a pitch document, partly because Kyell Gold and K.M. Hirosaki wanted people to send in pitch documents to their podcast, Unsheathed, partly because it amuses me to try and sell such a thing.

The sound effects in a comic like that, though, are terribly embarrassing to write.

No particularly fun anecdotes about setting work, as this week the majority of it’s been spent looking up random tidbits about the structure and function of the rigging and masts and whatnot of square-rigged sailing ships. The difference between a jackstay and a jackstaff, et al, ad infinitum. Stays and braces and more. It’s all rope and wood, in any case.

Dangerous Jade remains in proofing at the moment, but I’ve gotten one proofer’s work back so far, and it all seems quite positive. Other than some emotional flailing lately, things feel very positive. I am genuinely looking forward to getting back into it on Monday, and that is a wonderful feeling.

By foozzzball

Malcolm Cross, otherwise known as 'foozzzball', lives in London and enjoys the personal space and privacy that the city is known for. When not misdirecting tourists to nonexistant landmarks and lurking at bus stops, Malcolm enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy with a furry twist.

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