+ What's on: Up in the Air, 30 Seconds to Mars
If this is not the most perfect song for the series' relationship I don't know what is. Seriously.
But hey! Today is Foxhole Court's six-month birthday. I don't know what's more amazing: that it's already been six months, or that it's been six months since I let go of it and I have no drive to rewrite it. Those I know from LJ understand, I think, what a milestone that is. Editing Foxes has been an obsessive need for me for so long. I'm starting to wonder what it'll be like when King's Men is out. (All the King's Men? The King's Men? It's listed a different way in Foxhole than it is in Raven; ATKM is the original title but TKM sounds better.) Will I finally finish my other projects?! The possibilities are endless. I can't wait. Oh my god.
Foxhole is six months old, and Raven King is off into the wilderness. I'll be honest: King's Men is currently a disaster. But I'm trying, I promise. Whereas Raven got stuck on a major arc (3 guesses as to which set of chapters were the hardest to write?), King hinges on a decision that I have to make in chapter one. I can't skip that part and come back later when I'm inspired; the story literally cannot proceed until this is set in stone. My goal for the week is to finally figure out which way I'm jumping.
Speaking of goals, here's a couple more for you:
I want King's Men out in 2013. I know that's not offering much as an ETA, but it took six months for Raven, so this would be a slightly shorter five-month turnaround for King. In a perfect world it'll be good to go mid-December (around my birthday, during that lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas). However, this means the book would have to be done by October at the latest. Seeing how long it's taking me to get past chapter 1... Yeah.
Between now and then I've got at least 7 side/back-stories I want to post. Only a couple add any sort of meaning/insight to the storyline. Most of them are just a look at the relationships on the team (friendship and otherwise): Seth & Allison, Dan & Matt, Wymack and the cousins, etc. But hey, it's something for me to do, and maybe something for you to read when you're bored?
On July 31st I'm going to try and figure out how to get Foxhole & Raven on Amazon's Kindle store. Took the day off from work so I can spend all day messing with it. Should be a minor disaster, but could be fun.
I had more, but I can't find the list of things I was going to talk about. Lucky you! Next time I'll think of something more interesting to say.