More late nights, early mornings, and lots of coffee

So I’m having a blast – ideas are coming fast and furious, connections are being made, characters are coming to life, and most importantly I’m find a lot of nice interconnecting pieces of puzzles. I’ve not had this much fun in a VERY long time –  well more than a decade in fact.

The only downside is much of this won’t ever be seen by people…it all background stuff under the waterline and only a very small percentage of this iceberg will be shown – but it still is a great deal of fun for myself who gets to see “it all.”

Right now I feel like a funnel that water is being poured into.  My job is to make sure the amount going out keeps pace with that coming in so that nothing flows over the sides and is therefore lost.  Off I go!

And so it begins…

So, I’ve been drinking from the fire hose for about the last week and half.  My usual work day is 9:00 – lunchtime which is usually 12:00 (or 1:00) or so. In the afternoons I generally will work on blog posts, or read/respond to emails, or go out to forums to see what is going on in the world of publishing and writing.

But for the last week and a half I’ve been working from 7:00 am – 1:00 am (or sometimes 2:00 am) with only very short breaks for lunch and once again at dinner.  In fact, there have been times when I actually can’t see the monitor because my eyes are so burned out.  But it’s all good.

I’m deep in the throngs of creating my “next bit series” and it is exciting to be back to building worlds, creating maps, languages, clans and factions, and developing characters.  I currently have a rough sketch on 12,000 years of history, developed many words ad how they derive from various cultures, and have plotted out all three books.  A nice piece of work for a little over a week.

What I’m hoping is to record my progress through this series and post here. Hopefully it will help others with their writing and those who enjoy my stories will get a bit of a behind the scenes peek at how this all goes.

I’ll try to post at least a quick update every day.  I hope you enjoy the journey with me.