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Chocolate before 9am

April 16, 2015

I was just sucking away on some deliciously smooth Boa Sentenca (Cacao Barry) while I cleared out my inbox when it occured to me that it might be a little early in the morning for chocolate, no matter how tasty. And yep, turns out it’s 8:56am as I type this blog post.

Chocolate before 9am is early even for me.

But I figure, since the fire alarm went off to tell us the power was BACK on at 4:40am, and I – ignorant of the time – remained awake and rewrote the entire ending of Dowser 6 while lying in bed, that it’s actually way passed regular chocolate-imbibing time. You know, technically.

Seriously though, why can’t I just plug a computer into my brain? I’ve known how Dowser 6 was going to end for a year now. And, though I’ve tweaked and fleshed out the idea over the last 12 months, the core ending remains the same. The frustration is that it’s still in my head, still haunting my early morning hours … along with my late evenings. To compound that frustration, I have a novel to finish (Dowser 5) and a novel to write (Oracle 2) before I can even crack the spine on a new notebook for Dowser 6 (beyond the pages and pages of notes and scenes I already have jotted down).

All I can hope is that the end result is worth the sleepless nights. For me and Dowser Series readers.

Of course, by then I imagine something new will be haunting me … from inside my own brain.

I guess that’s just normal around here.

Okay, well then. Back to work.

4-week old Swedish Flower Hen cockerel. For you. Just because. Now stop pointing that big red-encased iPad at me and get back to work!

                             4-week and two-day old Swedish Flower Hen cockerel. For you. Just because.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2015 10:43 AM

    Can’t wait. Just know they will be amazing as always!!! 😀👍👍

  2. Melissa Baade permalink
    April 16, 2015 11:22 AM

    There are noooo time zones for chocolate consumption … enjoy! ♡ HUGS ♡

  3. April 16, 2015 1:28 PM

    The fact that I binge-read the first four books AND the first oracle book in a little under two weeks shows how enjoyable your writing is. And whatever the process, be it writing through the pre-light hours and eating chocolate for breaky (sounds good to me) and photographing cockerels, well, I will just have to respect the process and be patient. ^_^

    • April 16, 2015 1:54 PM

      I just work each one until I feel like I’m just messing with it, then I send it to the editor for fresh eyes. Add some knitting, gardening and baking to the mix. Apply chocolate liberally. And I eventually have a book I hope is good enough to publish.

      Glad you’re onboard this fantastic ride!

      Sometimes the chicks are welcomed distraction as well, but too much work to do often. I think this will be my last batch for a long while.

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