The work on “The Raven’s Children”, the fifth book in Gwydion’s story, continues slowly. For those that might be interested, the plot for this particular section has always been a bit vague in my head, and wrestling it into submission has been even more difficult than I expected. Then there’s the problem of several other stories in Glencairck wanting some attention, and a story that is not even fantasy but science fiction fighting for a slice of my time, and, well…
I will get it all done. I have the first book of Taliesin nearly ready to go, but I am loathe to release it before I finish the fifth and sixth books of Gwydion. And there is also a sequel to Cricket’s Song that is well begun, and less than half done.
Did I mention that I have a non-writing job that also takes up quite a bit of my time? And a family?
My hero and mentor, the formidable Sarah Hoyt, can write 10,000 words on a good day. Right now I think that would be a good month for me. Which is why you shouldn’t compare yourselves to others, boys and girls, or hold yourself to their standards.