Didn’t work on the novel at all yesterday, instead worked on encounters for Escape From White Cliff. I’m taking a mental break from the novel, since when I come back to it, I’m going to be adding more to a novel I didn’t actually plan to write when the month began. I only need another 10,000 words too, and I have plenty of time left to write.

I did actually make a whole bunch of progress on White Cliff, I have traits and powers for several creatures and outlines for several encounter groups — actually, I’ve started referring to encounter groups as “legs,” mostly ’cause it’s funny and easier to say. Anyway, I’ve got big chunks of the first three “legs” planned out, and I have more on the way.

Today, I’m going to be working on Chapter 18 of Rumors of War, which starts going online tomorrow — hopefully I’ll get back to The Dragonslayers by this weekend. The working title I have for the second novel is “Dragonpact,” and it takes place about two years after the first novel ends. That’s all I’m saying about it right now.