Just wanted to come back around and breathe some more life into this blog. The Traveler of Ord Saga is not in the least bit down and out - far from it, I just have a tendency to put the blinders on when I'm deep into writing. So, remembering to blog and keep everybody in the loop sometimes falls by the wayside. Sorry about that!
At any rate, progress on the sequel to The Goldenwealth Light has been good. The rough manuscript is nearly complete, and though it will of course need edits, I have a more refined system this time than I did for book one, so I don't expect it will take that long. If TGL was the setup for the series, expect book 2 to move a bit faster and include more detail. It will definitely be longer, and for those of you out there who wanted a more concrete ending, you'll at least be getting some short-term closure. Remember that the Traveler of Ord is not a series of stand alone books. I'll give you one hint as to the content and let you know that the first paragraph of book two is the exact same as the last paragraph of book 1 -- that should give you some idea of how quickly we'll be plunging back into the action. Be on the lookout for new locales, a cast of many new supporting characters, and a lot more action as we start to see just what Theodore Ellsworth is really up against in his travels through Ord! As always, progress updates are available on the facebook page :)
At present, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Sony Viao netbook I ordered on ebay last week. Got it at an almost literal "steal" - about 90% off of retail. The seller listed it as "broken", but from what they described, I'm pretty sure all it needs is a wipe, an OS reinstall, and some TLC. So long as the BIOS is good (fingers crossed!), I'll be sitting pretty. I'm particularly excited about the netbook because it's going to breathe some new life into writing for me. There are times now and then where I could be writing, but I just don't feel like having a hot, heavy laptop tethering me to the wall and weighing me down. How about that progress, huh? Years ago laptops were considered such beautifully portable alternatives to desktops and towers, and here I'm thinking of mine as clunky! Well, I'm an on the go sort I guess. I like computers, but I have never liked being stuck in the same chair for long periods of time. A netbook with good battery life should help with that. Can't wait to put Word 2010 on it and a stripped down XP install with "no-frills" so it'll chug along like lightning with little wear and tear. Here's hoping she comes to me with a sound body!