So, though my hours and wordcount are skimpy this month due to busyness & resulting health reasons, take a look at other progress:
- A main character has a new (and much better) name in The Witch’s Tower, brought to you by adapted 17th Century and French fairy tale research.
- The sequel/prequel to The Witch’s Tower and retelling of Cupid&Psyche now has a working title: God’s Arrows. Azeis (Psyche) is a fletcher’s daughter and makes the arrows that Ser (Cupid) uses and that’s how our story begins–and more. This means that “Of Gods & Witches” is now the working series title.
- Starting research into writing an biographical excerpt on Pierre Corneille led me to stumble into helpful research into my France 1810 mystery–and now I have an interesting subplot idea!
- I set up a pinterest account for research purposes. I also have a twitter account now, which completely baffles me.
- Attended LTUE. Now I have some idea how to revise The Miller’s Daughter, and I discovered why I love subplots so much and now know how to talk about them analytically–which has turned out to be extremely useful, much more than I’d thought when I wrote down those notes.
- I met Mary Robinette Kowal, whom I’ve twice alpha-read for.
- This little website got updated: Storybox, Translation, & (new) Bibliography.
- Month of Letters–I started and finished! I will post up my badge of completion.
- Finished my first pass of monolingual edits on Andromeda. Huzzah! Slowly but surely this project is coming along. Essentially this amounted to line-edits for 80 pages, where nearly every line of text changed in some way.
- Making some progress on catching up on my reading and general research, so that’s good.
Now to see what I can accomplish in March. Hopefully–hopefully–I will finally complete a draft of Queen of the Eight Banners. That would be lovely. Otherwise, I’m going to be alpha-reading a YA fantasy, and plunging into some bilingual edits for Andromeda.