Progress has come a slow crawl, a snail’s pace, moving as swiftly as molasses in January. Any report on how Serpent in a Cage has been going will be a report in minutia, as this week has been a very odd (but good!) week on several social and occupational levels, which means that I have not only manage to skip two days of positing this week (unheard of!), but I’ve maybe written a total of two pages combined between all my projects this week.
But that’s why, this week, I intent to work even harder, but, so help me, I might be starting yet another project. Why do I do this to myself? I love new, shiny things and I love to keep myself constantly busy. I’ve always been a very good swimmer, so I’ve never really been afraid of drowning.
As far as the minutia of the progress of SiaC, I’ve at least gotten Locke and Gilferen out of their room at the inn, out into the hallway, where they’ll have a little scuffle before it’s interrupted by a more explosive scuffle down the hallway between a young woman and a man you never really see. This introduces us to Awngel, albeit briefly, for her to come back into the picture later. And then it’s on to Chapter Two, where we’ll meet Estialog and Tayahyla and get clued in on the A’aeferean plot. There’s a lot of work to do still until we get to that point, but that’s the point that matches up with the pieces of the first draft I can find, so I imagine the writing will go faster from that point on.
And perhaps I can even be a little bit better about actually doing the work, no matter how busy I may be or how that pesky thing called Life might want to intrude.