This morning, we tried to get out, but the ice was too much. We're hoping to make it out later so I can get to work. CR, Sara, and I spent a lot of yesterday shovelling out the car, and as predicted, I hurt my back. My back really, really hurts, but today it's better than yesterday, so I hope the healing trend continues.
Now that I don't have to worry about Katsucon, Evecon, or Castlecon anymore, I will spend a lot of that released time writing (which was my plan). While snowbound, I got to work on my newest work, "Between the Lines: The Life and Times of Tony Bumper," in which I wrote out a particlarily hard part of the last chapter. I have the first few chapters already written, some rough ideas about the middle, but I had to see where the end was going BEFORE I invested time in the middle. Already I am going to have to make some heavy changes in the first few chapters, but that's kind of how writing a book goes: you lay down the framework, adjust it so, and then write, re-write, and re-write some more until it's a smooth and polished piece ready for submission. I am still having trouble deciding on the market. If I go junior-adult, I have to clean it up a bit, which I don't really want to do. If I go fully adult, I may miss my adult target because it's about a bunch of teens. And I still won't know until I have most of it done.
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