Looking back over the last week of writing on “To Catch A Goat,” I think I’m doing pretty well. It’s hardly the breakneck pace of NaNoWriMo in November, but right now the story is moving at a measurable pace, and I don’t feel especially overwhelmed by what’s going on, or trying to fit it in where there obviously isn’t room — there is room, for now. Who knows what next week will be like?

My method for generating plot hooks and threads and whatnot is working for me, I think I’m weaving them together pretty well. If there’s anything about the process that’s disappointing, it’s that I’m very specifically not writing more than about three to five hundred words on the story at any given time. I have more ideas, and I don’t think there’s been a day so far when I’ve written down everything that came to mind.

Which, truth be told, is probably better. I’m always hungry to add more to the story, and that’s a good thing. My mind might be blank leading right up to when I start, but the moment then pen is out (I write them by hand before typing them up), the story immediately starts writing itself. I have a few tangling threads here and there, which I think I’ll be able to tie back into the story, and I know for a fact that I need to give names to a few more characters.

But all of that in good time. Look for more of my ongoing story, “To Catch A Goat,” in the days ahead. Oh, and we’re about to start the last chapter in the current story arc of Rumors of War, so stay tuned for that!