On writing: It looks good for me right now, somehow I’m in a creative and very productive phase right now, getting a lot done in terms of writing and plot construction. The ending stands (though it’s been there from the beginning) in roughly structured form. As always I leave details open to spontaneous writing and apparently that works out pretty well, considering some feedback that I got in regards to Twenty-One and other chapters I’ve written lately.
I updated my final wordcount again, downgrading it to about 120,000 words. Looking at my outline, I’m thinking 120k is a realistic goal and if things keep going as they are, I might be done with the first draft in 1-2 months -yay! However, I need to add and edit a bunch of things in the beginning before I officially can start the editing phase. There are some characters and entire plot specs (like Ares&Damian officially having a relationship :D) that need to be added and that also will raise the wordcount, so it’ll probably exceed the 120k, but we’ll see how it goes.
On reading: I just started The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers. It just came out May 12th and I finally got it, so expect a review within a couple of days since it probably won’t take me too long to get through it;) After that I’m planning on some more traditional fantasy with a LGBT edge with Lynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series and yes I picked up Lackey’s Last Herald Mage too – yay for cheap, used books 😀
And here’s just an aside, but I just noticed that my engagement ring’s broken – snapped right through the bottom. Don’t ask me how it happened, but I knew from the beginning that it probably wouldn’t last forever. Damn. Now looking to get it fixed – hopefully 😦