Monday, October 8, 2007

More Progress Reports

104 pages today. I was hoping to finish as tomorrow and Wednesday are going to be busy, but it's almost ten and I still have to get up at 4 in the morning. I don't dare stay up or I'll pay for it tomorrow. I only have 34 pages left until I finish inputting changes. I'm so dang close. It's frustrating not being able to take the time tonight. I'm not the most patient person in the world, as you can probably tell.

On another note, I've become obsessed with Medieval and Renaissance music as of late. It's very inspiring when writing a fantasy based on that type of a world. The two groups I've come to love the most are Trio Mediaeval and Ensemble Dreiklang Berlin. The first is a trio of sopranos that sing polyphonic 14th century style music. Their blend is exquisite. The second is an instrumental group of mostly recorder players, and some of those recorders are HUGE. I downloaded both from iTunes, if anyone is interested in finding it or listening to samples. The music absolutely inspires me.

Sorry I haven't posted much for a few days. I've been super busy and I didn't want to post until I had something to report. Hopefully tomorrow will be the big day when I can say label it as "done."

Quote of the Day: "It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does." - William Faulkner


Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Good luck, Karen.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow -- just 34 pages away?? That is so amazingly cool!

W.L. Elliott said...

I'm very much on the same page when it comes to music - but I tend to the Celtic side of things. To sit and just listen always unravels stories in my mind.

Great job on getting it done! You are my kick-butt editing hero!

Julie Wright said...

I am so glad that there is an end in sight. So close. I am rooting for you!!!!

Karen Hoover said...

Thanks you guys! You really helped keep me going these past couple of days. I can now officially report, I am FINISHED!!!