Time for an update, and when you read it I'm sure you'll notice just how clever the headline is *wink wink*
The End are those nice little words at--wait for it--The End of "The Third Transmutation", the novel I've been revising for the past month. Yes, I actually reached the end yesterday. No, the revision isn't entirely finished. I'm adding three scenes in order for the climax to make any sense, but I know exactly what to do about it.
For once I've enjoyed the revision process, and since I started one month ago, I've only been away from the manuscript two days out of 31. The chunks I've revised were generally quite short--I've gone over 64K words in total and completely rewriting only a few thousand. Still, I've had a very good flow, which I've managed to balance with family life, freelancing, and a bit o' the ol' depression that still rears its head. So 2013 hasn't been bad at all :-)
TV and the Beginning… No monitor lasts forever, and our old fat-screen finally kicked the bucket last week after 10 years of trusted service. Bought a new one today. We still just have the five channels, but at least now they don't show purple stripes. In fact they look rather good. The beginning of an intermittent friendship.
The Codex in 'the Beginning of Codex' is The Codex Writers' Group. Someone on my friendlist recently mentioned that they'd joined, and I went to have a look. My off-the-online writing group is effectively on hiatus (except for when we meet anyway), so I've been on the lookout for some online whip-shaping for my stories. I'll dip my toes in the critique sessions in the coming week, and we'll see how it turns out. Better than no critiquing at all.