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It took me a while to think of a good enough lake. The rules call for a lake with changing properties every month, which should be dramatic. Yes, I can have a lake that turns to gold one month and pure lava the next, but why? And what would be the benefit of that?
And how does a grouchy, greedy guy come into play?
Being an avid Harry Potter fan, I was thrilled when the trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to Find them’ came out. The trailer caused a bit of tears, flapping, and wails of “Why does it look so good?!” so naturally I couldn’t wait when I went and saw it after work.
Week 3! Wow, November’s gone quickly, and that’s not a good thing. I’m one-sixth of the way through my research project and only have two weeks left to do it. Admin keeps not giving me the notes I need and it sucks.
But the writing? It’s getting better! At the time of writing, I’m at 38k. Almost at 80% of the way through and ahead of the line (just!) I’m slowly getting to know the characters’ voices. Seiren is getting more out of control, both mine and in terms of her place in the story, but she’s also finally finding her niche, so I’ll let her progress the way she is. I’m also developing the side characters and I enjoy seeing how they interact with each other. I’m absolutely exhausted with lack of sleep and constant type-type-typing away, but it’s still very much enjoyable.
The story’s ending came to me at midnight last night when I was trying to get to sleep. After a quick scribbled note into my phone, I finally fell asleep. So the current ending is kind of a happy one, but as my readers are aware I don’t usually do happy endings. Bittersweet, yes. So it might just end up being bittersweet.