Monday, August 29, 2005

August 29 Part II

I just polished and sent Issue #117 of TAPESTRY, with the words “The End” in bold at the bottom.

It nearly broke my heart.

Especially since I have two short story arcs and one more novel-length arc outlined for these characters.

I nearly changed my mind a dozen times during the course of the day. I’m rarely wishy washy, but today . . .

But I found an email in my box today that just pushed me over the edge. This is the end of both a month and an arc. It makes sense to stop. While I asked to renew the contract to keep it on the site for six more months so subscribers early in the cycle can get everything, I stopped it here.

Nina’s pretty cool about it – we’ve been in cahoots for so long that she knows she’ll get another turn sooner or later.

Two issues of Widow’s Chamber written, polished and out; one issue of Charlotte. I’m caught up for the moment, and can take a break.

My editor at FemmeFan was delightfully understanding about the article bumped to next week; I asked my Llewellyn editor for an extra day’s extension for the articles due on the 1st. I think I can get them done by then, but even knowing I have an extra day will take pressure off me mentally. Between family illness and car trouble, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.

I have a feeling I’ll go to bed very early tonight – if I can tear myself away from watching hurricane news.

The upside – I’m going to read my friend’s manuscript – and that is bound to cheer me up.

And, the car repair wasn’t as horrible as I feared – new exhaust system, which is far better than new transmission.

A toast to Nina, and a toast to my TAPESTRY subscribers. Don’t worry – at some point, you will see a lot more of Nina Bell, and I’ll keep you up-to-date on where she appears.



At 5:14 PM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

Funny.. we had such similar blog entries today. I still feel like I'm going to weep any moment. :)

Here's to our serials! :toast:

At 6:54 PM, Blogger Devon Ellington said...

Yeah, I'm getting a little misty! :)

But, you know? These characters understand that they have a future. On to better things for all of us!

At 10:16 PM, Blogger Lara said...

I am so excited for you both!

I could never do a serial. You have to be an EXCELLENT writer to do that--too much pressure!



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