A great day took me to the end of Angel of Death.
Up early to get the little girl off to catch the bus. Got on a roll doing the work to finish Angel of Death. I didn’t get it done before my ladies were back from school and work, but as always, progress is addictive, and I found ways to get back to it in the evening. All in all, it was a great day.
Angel of Death
For the writing, the opening of this book is like the opening of others in that it takes a lot of mental energy to devise, write, and check because, apart from the events taking place, all of the context of the story has to be described. This makes the beginning of a story feel heavy to me in the writing. From about the midpoint on, however, the context is established, and less and less has to be described to keep the reader grounded, and the story feels lighter and better all the way to the end. I don’t perceive this when I read other people’s books, though they have the same tasks in storytelling that I do, and I never have the experience of reading my own books without knowing everything going on in the telling. The net result is that I’m not really sure if this perception means I’m doing something wrong. Weird.
Anyway, this story really gets rolling as it goes. Finally, late at night, I completed the proofreading and final editing phases. That leaves only publishing, and the only thing holding that up is writing the synopsis. That will be done first thing in the morning, and I will be turning my attention back to the vampires. I’m very happy that I will finally be sharing it with people. It’s been a long time. If you’ve been waiting for the sequel to Winter Kills, your wait is almost over.