For some reason, I’m all abuzz this month. Here we are, barely into the double digits of June and ‘Dragon’ has near reached the forty thousand mark. Admittedly, I haven’t been typing some days. Our old horse had the abscess in his forehoof burst yesterday. Between his incaseration and other appointments, I’ve been running back and forth from being home and … not. But now I’m sitting here, just a scant 1600 words from the next ten thousand mark and two-thirds of the way through. An added bonus of being this far in: I’ve reached the seventeenth chapter (unsure if it’ll be completed by the time I get those 1600 words done, or the other way around). That, along with chapter eighteen, are my battle chapters. That is to say they are the ones where everything comes to a head physically and the fighting ensues. I’ll be enjoying this chapter and the next two for a good few weeks.
Another point: you will have noticed the picture to the right by now. I’ve been fiddling with Daz Studio (now that my dying mouse has been replaced with a flash, wireless model). Even though I’m not considering venturing into the self-publishing world at this point, I like having book ‘covers’ floating about my hard drives. Seeing them helps me focus and, when I have POD’s done to give to a few test readers, having more than just a blank cover with a title makes it look a little more real.
I’ll probably look back on this one day and wince at its blatant horribleness, but right now, I’m quite enamoured with it for it actually came out just as I wanted it to. Would it make someone open the cover? Well, I’m not sure about that since I haven’t asked anyone but me, and I’m bias in more ways than one. But like I said, this has been done to entertain me. Everything else is all gravy.