I’ve been keeping myself busy. I had to do a bit of research online, hunting for primitive demolition techniques for a possible scene in Primal Encounter. Most of what I found portrayed to battle and siege warfare. I was a little bummed about that, but as I thought about it, I realized the information was what I needed. I’m dealing with warriors here, not carpenters or builders. Their knowledge of how to destroy a building would come through battle.
The Sweat’s going great so far and there are some great inspirational articles over there. Diana Peterfreund’s entry is absolutely great. I have to admit it does take me a little while to get into the story I’m going to work on. Rereading the last bit of what wrote, going over my notes usually helps. Jaci Burton’s entry is all about forgetting the excuses and distractions, how little time you have to write, making the most of what you have and going after what you want most. And how much you want it. Absolutely what I needed earlier when I was tempted to slack off and spend the day web surfing, because nothing seemed to be going right. So here I am with my goal met for the day and working on a blog entry. Thanks so much, Jaci! And I’m not done for the day. I’ll be adding a little more to my total before I sleep tonight.
Before I get back to my WIP, I wanted to share how the Sweat’s helped me so far. It’s not just in the flow of words although those have seemed to be coming a little easier at times. I’ve been working mostly on Primal Encounter for the last 5 or 6 days and I’ve seen a surprising turn in my heroines character during that time. I thought I knew this Dari. I hadn’t done a full character profile for her, only a partial because I felt I had a grip on her character and what she would do as well as having no problems, but if I had it wouldn’t have included anything like this. So thank you Sven and the Sweat that helped me find this facet of her before the second draft.
I’ll post my total tomorrow and maybe some pictorial inspiration.