I read two books this past weekend, which cut in to a lot of potential writing time. That said, I do not regret taking my mini reading vacation one bit. Since I’ve become a pseudo-grown-up, I’ve felt like I just never read enough. Besides, the books I’ve been reading (volumes 6 and 7 of the Dresden Files) are very absorbing. I do have to say, though, that I wish Harry Dresden would stop being such a sucker for the dames.
As for the writing… Well, it’s picking up. The manuscript keeps on shrinking, but I’ve decided to write some additional scenes that explore my main character’s background a bit more—and help complicate the plot a bit. The expected time to completion is… well, a long way off, but I’m actually really excited about the new scenes. There were a few weeks when working on the book felt like an uphill slog.
On a slightly related note, I’ve started a tumblr. I’m planning on using it as an electronic commonplace book. It’s someplace where I can start collecting things—pictures, music, quotes—that might be useful for writing projects. A sort of writing scrapbook, except I prefer the history around the term commonplace book.