Hey, all! This is just another quick update on my writerly progress.
As of today, I finished the third draft edits for The Mythos Trials. Not a lot changed between this draft and the previous, which I attribute to a few different things:
1) I didn't see much I wished to change, aside from tweaking the odd thing here and there. And of those things I did want to change, I either
2) Didn't know precisely how I wanted to modify them, or
3) Even when I did, I've been too burnt-out as of late to perform them.
Creatively, I'm all tapped out. Well no, I suppose that's not strictly true; I'm not tapped out so much as too exhausted to take the bits of creative flair I've come up with and utilize them. And distracted, for a myriad of reasons I won't get into here.
Mostly, I figure after more than three years of writing and editing the Whispers of Nowhere Trilogy, and getting a start on the prequels, I'm just in need of some serious R&R--and not the half-assed breaks I've taken between projects, but some legit time off. In general, I need at least a week or so off from anything writing related; on a more particular note, I need probably a good few months away from the WoN Trilogy. If I want to get some of my creative Zen back so that I can continue with where I left off in the prequels (Arcane Guardian, Shadow & Flame, and Shattered Time), then I need to give my brain a chance to rejuvenate. Only then will I be able to write new and exciting things, and only then, when I'm ready to return to editing the trilogy, will I be able to improve upon those areas that I haven't yet been able to.
Anyway, I officially have an editor going over from the Prologue to Chapter Five in Whispers of Nowhere. Whether I'll be able to afford the rest of the document afterward, I don't know; but in the event I can't, the best I can do is take what pointers are given to me, and apply them where necessary to the rest of the story--and to the sequels as well, of course.
That about sums things up. I'll do another entry in a month or so, or whenever I have something of interest to share. Until then, adios!