August 20, 2003
reward for writing

Okay, so last night my reward for getting the entire Celia scene finished (half the chapter) was to skip ahead to the next chapter and start a Traci sequence. *grins* I'm now working both the rest of chapter 4 (which is a long Karen sequence) and also starting chapter 5 (the Traci sequence). The Traci bit is interesting. It ties her into the dreaming plotline, as well as defining more about her and her relationship with Shane. As always, relationships are a huge part of my work. Karen & her husband and family. Celia, with Jay on her heels and also working with the cop. And Traci and Shane and her extended family. I think I find it impossible to write characters who do not connect with other characters in the story, and somehow find strength from that.

I'm hoping to get both chapter 4 and chapter 5 finished up by the time Torcon really starts. I'd like to finish 4 before I go, but with all the prepping that may not be possible. However, when I get there, there will be a lot of quiet in-room time. Last time I was in a hotel for a weekend, I used naptimes to get two stories revised and one out the door for submission. Admittedly, I can't do hard copy subs while I am in Canada, but I can certainly do email subs. I'm definitely bringing "Amber Eyes" with me so that I can revise that one after the focus. Although so many of the comments are conflicting. Tonight's the focus. Nervous. Excited. Can't wait!

Still haven't decided what to bring for the pajama party. Not sure when exactly that's happening... I think Friday night. I'm torn on pieces. I might just go and crit and hang out and meet people. That's the part I'm really looking forward to. Of course, I know eBear (have known her for years, yay Bear!) but I've never met most of the folks on the OWW that I talk to. And a lot of people will be there, and I'm really looking forward to getting to put faces to names.

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