So maybe a bit dramatic … and it won’t exactly be the last time, but why quibble over semantics?
With the third Hobbit movie coming out in theaters in less than a week, it feels like the Battle of the Five Armies has already begun with the onslaught of posters, trailers, and #OneLastTime attempting to take the world by storm.
Needless to say, it’s stuck in my head. Score one for the marketing team!
Meanwhile, I’m buried beneath a pile of sticky notes, outlines, and character sheets as I furiously work on book two of the Songkeeper Chronicles. If you haven’t read Orphan’s Song yet, you certainly will want to read it before book two comes out.
Because here in book two, our beloved characters deal with bigger stakes, tackle bigger opponents, encounter a bigger world, and brave even bigger dangers than before.
In short, it’s bigger.
Which means that I as the author am dealing with bigger stakes, tackling bigger opponents, encountering a bigger world, and braving even bigger dangers than before too.
But I have off from work at my day job over the weekend and through Monday, so being the
A full-on gauntlet in the face challenge.
Starting tonight promptly at 6:00 PM and concluding before 6:00 AM Tuesday:
Whew, there I said it … now I have to follow through. Or die trying. (Maybe not that part.)
I’m an edit as you go type of writer. If I’m not happy with what I write it’s super hard for me to keep going. But I’ve managed to crank out 50,000 words in 13 days before, so obviously this is the next logical step in my writerly progression.
In any case, I’m looking forward to my writing weekend and wanted to invite all you writers out there to join me in my epic quest.
Set your own goal if you wish—after all you know your writing pace best. Choose to write for part of the time, most of the time, or all of the time. Come hang out on my Facebook page where I’ll be posting (hopefully excited) updates and writing inspiration throughout the weekend.
But join me, fellow warriors of the pen, and “write with me … one last time.”