So, writing went decently this week. I had 839 on Wednesday, 359 on Thursday, and 37 on Friday. I’m just under 5k for the month so far. One of my college BFFs who is practically my big brother got hooded for his PhD on Friday, so I wasn’t at a computer for a large chunk of the afternoon and evening. And yesterday I read Cassandra Clare’s City of Lost Souls all day. I make no apologies. I’ve been waiting for that book for a year. And of course now I’ve got to wait a year for book 6. UGH. Anyway, it was like an injection of inspiration juice. By four chapters in, I’d gotten my brain ungunked enough to sort out what was missing from my Act 2. Of course I could only take enough time to make notes on that because I had to know what happened to Jace. So. That’s part of my plan this morning, to sort that out. Act 2 I mean. I found out what happened to Jace.
Also on the awesome front, yesterday DAISY SAT UP ON HER OWN ON HER BAD SIDE (she hasn’t done this since her FCE). Her motivation for doing this was to snap at the fly that saw fit to land on her fanny. Rolled right up and snapped at it and then sat there looking at us like “What?” because we were goggling. We got her to sit up about three more times over the course of the evening. It was a big deal.
I have incredibly mixed feelings about The Mortal Instruments series now. See, when it was first envisioned, it was three books, so there was a nice clean plot arc for the trilogy and it was resolved all nice and perfect and HEA. Somewhere in there, amid the raging popularity of the series, they contracted Clare for another trilogy. Which meant that she has been all kinds of mucking around with Jace and Clary’s HEA. Now I don’t care so much that there’s more adventure for the Shadowhunters and that Sebastian is trying to take over the world, but don’t muck around with my HEA damn it! I am a romance reader. I am so not cool with that! It’s part of why I felt so strongly that I was done with Sawyer and Elodie. So in book 4 (this would be the point at which you should stop reading for spoilery reasons) they split Clary and Jace up because of possession. And in this book there was…basically another variation on this. It Meaning that my two favorite characters that were FINALLY together at the end of book 3 are apart for most of books 4 and 5. was starting to feel like a YA paranormal version of Days of Our Lives. I kept half expecting Marlena to pop up… UGH. Not like this is slowing me down in my desperation for wanting to know WHAT HAPPENS but it really BUGS ME. I’m just sayin’.
The house is turning into chaos. Boxes boxes everywhere. More packing today. T minus 12 days.