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Sunday brought me a treat--I'd posted a shot I got of Arun with my 'book 4' Hansa vulture plushie when I posted about my visit to Solvang last week, and I thought getting that shot was special enough. But on Sunday, I was able to get a similar shot of Shado hanging out with my 'book 4 vulture.' Just delighted!

     Got to have lunch with Christi today (Monday) and it's been a while, so that was quite a treat.

     Making good progress with book 4 edits, found two continuity blunders (and hopefully no more!) and a bunch of small errors. Some year I may learn the difference between choose/chose and imminent/immanent, some year!

     Enjoying myself immensely with 'Delarun' writing. It's so fun to have no outline, no real boundaries, no chapter length expectations (yet) and something upbeat and rather sappy for a change--just enjoying myself. Kinda reminds me of the heady days of Geren book 1 writing when I could still keep everything stashed in my head!
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On January 27th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
I love the shot. It came out great.
So glad you are enjoying writing again, may it continue.
On January 27th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! I was happy he stayed there when I went rushing off to grab the camera.

I hope so! It feels great to be working on something pleasant.
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On January 27th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
They really do like that vulture, don't they? I admit, I'm rather amused.

I'm also very pleased that you're having fun with your writing again. I think that's very important. I'm glad that the editing is going well too.

Which leads me to a question--how do you balance writing and editing?
On January 27th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It certainly seems like it! =)

Yes, it is a much-needed reprieve.

As for the balancing: tenuously. Right now I do the editing first because it's higher priority and it's easier to pick a stop time. I work on writing afterward, since I prefer to stop at the end of a scene if possible, and I can't coordinate that with a clock! I can also do some editing over dinner, whereas I can't with writing. But I'm glad I won't need to balance very long, as it is a lot to pack into a workweek-evening.

P.S. Congrats on getting started on 'Heaven's Door.' Sounds like an interesting short. =)
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On January 28th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Thank you. It shall be interesting to see how it ends up.

And thank you also for the answer. I've been contemplating how to balance the editing and admin-related side of my stories with the writing side. It's nice to get someone else's perspective on it.
On January 28th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I see you've made a bit more progress. =)

Well, writing didn't happen last night, since I was on the phone with my mom for some time picking trip dates and hotels--but at least some sorts of editing can be done with fragments of time. It's a little easier on the weekends, since afternoons are a very low-energy time for me, it's better to direct it toward editing or chores and leave mornings and late-afternoon/evenings for creative output. So in that regard, I try to work with my body's 'rhythm.'
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On January 29th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Inching my way there. :D

Seems like sensible advice. Any of my own editing is going to have to wait until I'm done with this anthology, it seems.
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