So last week, I was knee-deep in the writing madness when the Chesterton Wizard of Oz Festival came along and the Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma (that's me) found himself smack dab in the middle of Oz. It was a great time and book sales were fair, mainly due to the weather, which was icky-poo on Sunday. Nonetheless, I always enjoy myself when I travel up north for this fine festival, now in its 30th year.
Having returned on Sunday evening of last week, I chose to take a break and recharge my muse. Now, it's 7 days later and I have returned to the writing madness and have managed to regain the spirit of Oz in all its glory.
Last night found me working on Whether the Sea Is Boiling Hot and Whether Pigs Have Wings. As a co-writer, it is a unique experience trying to craft a story from 2 different perspectives. I find it to be very rewarding experience, especially when it all comes together... and so far, it appears to be happening once more.
As of last night, I have managed to send my heroes on their way to the grand adventure that awaits them. I am especially pleased to make Locasta, the Good Witch of the North the heroine of this story... at least that's the plan. Only time and my co-author, Ron Baxley, Jr. will tell.
Tonight, I was able to return to The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu and get my two heroes together and nearly back into Oz, in a manner of speaking. Unlike most authors, I find it no trouble at all to bring the muse forth once it has struck me, which occurred well over a month ago. The agonies of Aadon Blu are now behind me and his new future beckons him onward... with the help of his new friend, Nicholas Pickleless.
It would seem that I am averaging about 1800 words per night of writing madness, which is about par for my unique, frenzied pace of writing. That's why I call it madness!!!
For now, I put down the keyboard and call it a night. Tomorrow is another day of the Writing Madness of Oz!!!