Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Update: Daughter of Glass

It's Friday again, and with the advent of the weekend comes yet another installment of my weekly serial, Daughter of Glass, over at Curiosity Quills. It was shocking to realize that this is the sixth installment. I'm having a lot more fun with this than I thought I would, and I can also say it's a lot harder than I thought. I certainly feel like I'm growing as a writer- like I'm engaged in the writerly equivalent of training for a marathon. I mean, writing a complete book is one thing, but meeting stringent weekly deadlines seemed like it would be a struggle. It was, at first. A serial is just structured differently than a regular book, and you have to get that word count out come hell or high water. Remembering to approach it as a more rigorously constructed book made sense to me- I had to remember to plug it back into my wider Whitfield universe as well, since that's a world that already exists in two other books.
So we arrive at Chapter Six, where my possibly mentally disturbed but hopefully nonetheless charming Empath grows closer to the Boy Who Makes Her Feel. This is really a Noah chapter, and it was a lot of fun to write:  Check it out if you have a minute, because best of all, its free!