Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man

I’ve just finished a truly satisfying four-hour block of writing.  Rebellion is back on track now after I pretty much deleted everything but the first paragraph.  Sometimes that’s what you gotta do.

It’s a little different from DoS because I have so many additional characters and I have to set up the other five stories that are going to follow it.  I think DoS had more of a stand alone feel and Rebellion and the other stories are going to be more of a serial.  This is something new for me really, even though I’m used to writing series, these works are shorter and have to be a continuation of the previous more so than a new installment.  Well, either that, or I’m making up arbitrary rules for myself to follow, which would not be new. 🙂  I guess that what I’m trying to say is that when you read all of these short stories together I want it to feel like your reading one book with each “chapter” written from two different character points of view.  It’s an experiment and I’m an indie, so yay for me! Ha!

In case you’re wondering, the boy had a lovely 4th birthday yesterday.  Our house is overrun with toys and I have to somehow figure out how to get the playroom under control before Christmas and his sister’s birthday hits.  Perhaps there will just be this perpetual kid clutter until they are in middle school?  What say you, experienced parents of the world?  Am I doomed to deal with stepping on toys for the next 10 years?

I also got my daughter’s room done and it looks fab.  Too bad she won’t sleep in her big girl bed.  Mama fail #5,098.  We’re going to try again tonight, but she might just have to fall asleep on the couch and be transported until she’s ready to deal.  She’s quite a sassafras and we really can’t get her to do anything she doesn’t want to do.  Thank God she’s cute, or it would be the most frustrating thing ever.

Mom just called and it seems my child-free/writing day has come to an end.  Time to go pick up the kids and get some El Pollo Loco for dinner.  Double yay for not having to cook dinner tonight!  I’ll talk at you all again on Wednesday.  Have a smashing week!

Oh, I almost forgot!  My Glimmer giveaway on Goodreads (I love my “g’s”) started yesterday.  You can check it out here.