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30 July 2008 @ 09:15 am
edges and horizons  
Hot damn! I think I just figured out how chapter one of my novel should begin. Not the exact words, but a vague sketch of the first paragraph anyway. It's actually perfect for opening the story. I've had it floating around in the back of my mind for a while now, but for some fool reason, it never occured to me to open with it.

I've been doing pretty well writing scenes in the middle of the novel the past couple weeks, but it would sure feel good to get the beginning finished one of these days.

In other writing news, I actually played hooky from the novel last night to further engage my obsessive-compulsive mapmaking fetish. This time it's for my friend Scott's new D&D campaign. First a port city and, when that's done, a continent map.

 
 
Listening to: Flesh for Lulu - "Dream On Cowboy"
 
 
 
ghibli_geek on July 30th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
D&D?!? Yargleblerghfeh. My DM of close to 20 years moved to Pittsburgh last year, the bastard. Oh, how I miss him. And that woman in the photo looks like she's checking for bugs; her look is strangely analytical. And ... that's all.
lilyvalleylilyvalley on July 30th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
I wonder what she's looking for in there?

"Nope, my keys aren't where I usually put them...."
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 30th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yay for noveling!

Holy crap for oh my god its already Wednesday.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the apeassmonkeydiary on July 30th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
I guess time flies when you're at the Sugar Shack.
JuhnDonn: C'Thelugilmoure on July 31st, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
You're right, you can see down all four floors.

Just d/l'd the Paizo Core Rules beta. This could be fun.