Well. This was not the best of days.
I don’t want to get into specific details for a variety of reasons. I think I can get away with this much: I got an emotional voicemail last night about Otherspace, and when I tried to return the call today, the person who called didn’t answer the phone. So I spent the day in a state of anxious anticipation, and now I know I won’t get back in touch with this person until at least Monday. Arg.
And indeed, I woke up feeling poorly this morning, so I called in sick to work. Rather,
I did manager to draw a couple of heads (as practice for my upcoming comic) and write about five hundred words of outline for my young adult novel. I haven’t been able to figure out exactly what to write or where to start, so I figured I’d write a detailed outline and see where that takes me. A successful local writer writes outlines that are about forty percent as long as the finished novel, she says. Personally, when I have written to an outline, I’ve been able to write more easily and more directly. It’s just not as much fun as picking up a plot thread and following it to see where it’ll take me. But if this gets the book written, I’ll do it.
I also watched the first disc of Koi Kaze, a recent anime romantic drama about a
Oh, and there’s more VR story. I’m getting fairly close to the end. We’re within a few thousand words, I think.