I’ve written about a week’s worth of “To Catch A Goat” in preparation for the week or so that I’m going to be on honeymoon. I haven’t typed them up or anything, but I have this idle hope that I can rattle off another couple weeks worth of the story and have it actually complete and scheduled to finish while I’m away. We’ll, uh, we’ll just see how that works out. I have a lot of writing to do on it still.

Once I get “To Catch A Goat” caught up, I intend to pick up where I left off in Rumors of War. I don’t know if it’ll work out that way, but it’s what I’d like. The two stories tie into each other, and I did leave off in mid-conversation a month ago. It just isn’t fair. *sigh* Too many writing projects, or too much life happening at once? Maybe both? I don’t know if I let myself get overwhelmed or what exactly happened.

In some ways my writing projects feel a bit like an Etch-A-Sketch: I get working on them and I start to develop this rhythm or what-have-you, and then there’s a bump or a jolt and I have to start back from where the picture got erased. It’s been like that since the beginning, though … since my earliest days of writing fiction. I will say for myself, I’ve gotten a lot better at picking up where I left off — I’m confident I can continue.

Oh, and where to go next? I think, once I have “To Catch A Goat” wrapped up, and Rumors of War back on track, I’d like to work on that novel I outlined. Right now it’s just chilling on the back burner while I work on other stuff, but I’d like to get to it, and to do that, I need to finish “To Catch A Goat.” That’s just how it is.