I continue to be pleased by my writing progress. It's not NaNo-speed writing, but I've been putting in 500-1500 words nearly every day, and that adds up. Better yet, I'm closing in on storyline stuff - you know, with actual PLOT. Some of them even have ACTION. It's thrilling. Bai and Ressa's storyline is swimming along steadily, the northerners are poised to meet the explorers (with a great deal of material already written that is downstream of that), the City of Lights stuff is starting to shape together. The next anthology is even starting to draw together, and the cover artwork - while ridiculously ambitious for me (full color! Multiple figures! Action! Big landscapes with dramatic lighting! Architectural PERSPECTIVE! OH GOD!) - is a lot of fun so far and may even succeed. I'm hoping I'm leaving myself enough time to try something else if I fall on my face with this one. If you want to watch my progress, I am posting shots every day in the Torn World forum: http://www.tornworld.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=895 (You have to be a registered contributor to access that forum... which I'm trying to get you guys to be anyway... marvel at my subtlety.)
In factory news, the bubbles have evolved, and feel more like little pops and taps and once even a sort of a *flop*. Not very steady yet, and this following a day I didn't feel anything. I gotta say, this is an exciting experience, and very surreal. There's something wiggling around inside me!
(It humors me that this particular bit of the process is called quickening, which makes me want to raise a sword and shout that there can be only one... but what about women with twins and more?)
Off to make some dinner now!