Weird Like Snow in Disneyland

There’s a story behind that title.

At my regular WW meeting, our Coach (what we call the leaders now) asks us about how the previous week went. Thumbs up or thumbs down? Only two weeks ago, she asked “Was your week Sunny or Partly Cloudy?”

My answer? “My week was snow in Disneyland.” That is to say, weird.

This week is also going to be snow in Disneyland weird, but for an entirely different reason. This week I’m prepping for ICFA, which means packing and baking and doing all the things to prepare for going away for a few days, in addition to doing all the things I need to do regularly. And I need to attempt to get some words in.

The White Raven: Morrigan’s Wrath
(The White Raven duology, Book 2)

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Just about halfway through, and learning some things about one of the MCs that will require content warnings on this book. I don’t know about other writers, but I learn things about my characters and why the act the way they do right up until I write The End on the last page. Sometimes, a character will develop a personality quirk during the early stages of writing, and I won’t know exactly WHY until much, much later, and it’s usually like a thunderbolt when I find out why. Sometimes, an entire book will hinge on that one moment of “Oh, is THAT what’s going on????” (I was two and a half books into the Rebel Mage series before I knew who was actually behind all the mayhem, and it was not who I thought it was. The Big Bad had actually revealed himself IN BOOK ONE with a throwaway line that wasn’t important… until it was vital.)

That’s how my subconscious works, I suppose. I keep plot twists a secret even from myself!

The Chronicles of John Zebedee has been out for a week now, and it’s doing very well! I’m very pleased with this one. And I should have a date for The White Raven: Morrigan’s Heir soon.

And now it’s getting late in the day, and I still have a million things to do, so I’m signing off. Back next week! And if you’re at ICFA, stop me and say hi!

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