This weekend has been magnificent:
The weather has just kept staying at early October temps, and the nights have been deliciously cool, so I've enjoyed two nights in a row of exquisite sleep in my own bed. Ahhhhhh...
Had fun earlier with a Color IQ test that somebody brought up on the Windstone Forum. Scored a '4' when I did it on my work monitor Friday, and was happy to score a perfect '0' when I did it yesterday on my home monitor. Colors are fun!
Happy to have a breakthrough with 'The Secrets of Fynydov' while I was lying in bed some mornings back. Presenting it in a different way than I'd originally thought I was stuck with will make it easier to write, more fun, and more interestingly linked with 'Shadowe' and even 'Vigil,' in a sense.
My dad called yesterday since he'd gotten the birthday gift I sent him, and as always he asked after the progress of book 4. I got him laughing when he asked if I had an estimate as to when I would have it finished, and I said 'Ask God,' in a very dry tone. That's best since I'm way past all my prior estimates! But I'm glad he's still ready and raring for the story, though he's been waiting over four years now.
Finally, I'm happy that I satisfied myself with the picture I finished yesterday--trying to convey part of the 'vision' I have when I hear Geren's song. It falls short because it's 2-d and static where my vision is immersive and moving, but I'm very happy with how the depiction came out. (I can e-mail it to anyone interested.)
Hurrah for cool weather and my first hot cereal breakfast in months!
You have a better eye than I do, then! I scored a 15.
Story breakthroughs are such wonderful things. I love seeing things link up. The story sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun.
I can't help but wonder if your father is a saint. Four years is a long time to wait. At the very least he must be very patient.
I would love to see the picture if you wouldn't mind sending it along.
Very pleased to hear that the weather is treating you well.
I really wanted a good score, since I spend so much time working with color in art--but it was amazing how the scores ranged among people in the forum.
It's certainly going to be a lot easier for me to write; now I'm just dithering about what to start into first. =)
Oh, he bugs me about it at regular intervals, as does my sister-in-law and other people also stuck waiting. It's a good thing people lose track of time as they get older! My mom can't believe it's been that long already.
I can't believe the weather! It's like we skipped from August to October--they're saying only up to 58 F/14 C for today. Wow.
It's going to slowly warm back up to near 'normal' temps by the end of the week, but the nights will still be deliciously cool.
For 'most excited' book 4 will always take the cake, but I simply am not ready yet--I could squeak out chapter 25 but just come to a jarring halt shortly afterward, which won't help things. I'm probably more excited about 'Secrets of Fynydov' than 'The Great Wave,' but as the former won't have any audience until after I finish book 4, there's no point rushing with it. So it all comes down to what I feel least 'stuck' on, rather than most excited about. =)