11th July

…and a day or two becomes four. How does that happen?

Stuff, life, exhaust falling of the car.

And I have an admission to make. I haven’t written anything Epecuén related since the 7th. I’ve thought about it a lot, and looked at where the structure is at and where it can go. It’s a great story with a lot of heart and soul and I want to do it justice, so I’ve taken another step back.

And into the void I have placed a new story (which is for the Rough Edges anthology). It’s a departure for me. Romance not being my oeuvre, but with the way Epecuén is proceeding I was emboldened. It’s actually been fun to write so far. I have dropped the story into an Alt.Hist Steampunk universe I have written in already. That story needs a re-write for pacing and tension, but is to be part of a trilogy. With the addition of this piece it looks like a trilogy plus one entwined story – not quite a full quadrilogy.

I’m also writing the story in a way that is new to me. The ideas for key points came quite quickly and I have the scenes in mind. What I’m doing is writing out those extended pivotal scenes, and then I’ll stitch them together. It’s more like making a granny square blanket, well, maybe a cushion cover instead of a blanket.

On that story I’ve written 2818, and another 300 on Flash! Friday Fiction so I’m on 7783 for the month. Still averaging a little over 700 for the day.