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My muse is a brat. June 13, 2011

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in 2011 plans, Drum Mage, fickle-muse-is-fickle, writing.
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And as always, the minute I say I’m going to work on something, my muse tells me that I’m going in exactly the wrong direction.

What does that mean? It means that the world-building is on hold for right now, because the outline for Drum Mage is just about done, and the synopsis is started. At this rate, I’ll be ready to get this finished once school starts up again in the fall.

>Wordcounts and Fickle Muses. August 13, 2010

Posted by Elizabeth Schechter in fickle-muse-is-fickle, writing.
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>The rewrite and expansion of Princes of Air goes apace. I’m into the second part — The Courtship of the Raven King. I thought that two parts would be all — until the fickle muse reared his head.

“You know there’s another story here, right?”

“Is there?”

“Sure. You just introduced this charioteer character, right?”

“Yeah. I was going to kill him off.”

“But he’s meant to be with xxxxxxx.”

“You know, I thought so. So he should survive?”

“Yeah. Let him live. So that you can torture him and xxxxxxx later.”

“Torture? Torture how?”

“Ever think about what might happen if someone who imprints on their mate the way these guys do decides that he’s not going along with it?”


So now there’s a third part to Princes of Air. Tentatively entitled In Tandem, but I’m not sure I like that title.  And if you’re playing the home game (and watching my word counts over there ——>), you’ve already seen that I’ve bumped the target for this book. I think I might just need it.