September 15th, 2008


Tired and Carter Hall Report

I hit a wall of tired on Friday and have not yet recovered from it. Today is better than Saturday, but not better than yesterday. This is the level of tired where I get down to do the portion of my PT that involves lying on the floor and have difficulty convincing myself to get up again. Have been eating, hydrating, and exercising normally. Also have been drinking tea and napping in hopes that tired does not segue into sick. (I'm not feeling sick. I just know that when I'm exhausted for no particular reason, it's not a bad idea to have a little extra rest and a little extra Vitamin C.)

Wrote another chapter of The True Tale of Carter Hall today and am working on another yet. I've belatedly noticed myself doing some things I didn't do intentionally in this. I didn't sit down and say, "What can I write where the heroine has a best friend who behaves like a real best friend, and not a sidekick or a convenient appendage or a plot device?" But I really like the way Janet and Ang are. I really like the way they bounce off each other. I like the way that Ang worries about Janet in the long-term as well as the short-term. I like the way that they are each other's reality check. I like the way that not everything in Janet's life relates to the plot, that she has relationships before the book begins that will extend until after the book ends, and that are never really about convenience of meaningful events.

You can ask me again in another 10K, but what I'm saying is, I like what I'm doing here.